The Environmental Migration Portal: Knowledge Platform on People on the Move in a Changing Climate seeks to provide a one-stop service website to promote new research, information exchange and dialogue, intended to fill the existing data, research and knowledge gaps on the migration-environment nexus.



Policy Briefs

The Migration, Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief Series seeks to contribute to the current global knowledge base by providing reliable and precise information on the topic of migration and environmental change, including climate change. Its objective is also to present related and appropriate policy options by identifying recommendations, good practices and lessons learned to harness the positive impacts of migration in adapting to environmental changes.

The Policy Brief Series is a reader-friendly online publication intended for policymakers and other stakeholders working in the field of migration, environment and climate change adaptation policies.

The Migration, Environment and Climate Change Policy Brief Series welcomes submissions from policymakers and researchers worldwide. Please see the guidance note for more information. 


Training Workshops

IOM has launched a series of Capacity-Building Trainings targeting mid to senior level policymakers and practitioners active in environmental and/or migration areas. The trainings seek to provide participants with a basic understanding of migration, environment and climate change concepts and terminology as well as concrete tools that can support national and regional policymaking processes. This initiative is in line with the overall IOM’s goal to support the integration of human mobility issues within climate change and environmental policies, and, vice versa, the inclusion of climate and environmental concerns within migration processes.


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A Conversation with Dina Ionesco

What's the link between migration, the environment, and climate change? We asked our Head of MECC Division, Dina Ionesco, at the IOM Council 2018.

Meet the team

For general information on Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC), please contact the IOM MECC Division: mecchq@iom.int or:

  • Dina Ionesco, Head of Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division
  • Mariam Traore Chazalnoël, Associate Expert, Migration, Environment and Climate Change
  • Eva Mach, Programme Officer (Environmental Sustainability)
  • Ileana-Sînziana Pușcaș, Project Officer, Migration, Environment and Climate Change
  • Lorenzo Guadagno, Programme Manager for Migrants in Countries In Crises Initiative (MICIC) and Liaison Officer for DOE/MECC
  • Alice Baillat, Associate Expert on Migration Environment and Climate Change and Liaison Officer for the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD)
  • Iulia-Elisabeta Duca, Consultant, Migration, Environment and Climate Change
  • Martina Castiglioni, Intern, Migration, Environment and Climate Change