Newsletter Message from Dina Ionesco in the Context of COVID-19

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 23:43


A message from Dina Ionesco, Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the first MECC Newsletter of 2020:


Dear Readers, Dear Colleagues,

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Pacific Leaders Address Migration and Climate Change

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 15:22

Photo: Papua New Guinea, Carteret Islands IOM/Mohammed Muse 2016

Pacific Resilience Meeting and the 3rd Climate Action Pacific Partnership Meeting 
1-3 May and 13-14 May 2019
Suva, Fiji

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The Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction calls for reducing disaster displacement risk

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 21:16

Photo: Participants at the Global Platform carry the Inflatable Island


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IOM Perspectives on Climate Change and Migration

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 18:44

Photo: Jon Knes, the 'floating village', in Cambodia © IOM 2016 / Muse Mohammed

An important step forward in the ongoing development of the global governance of climate migration[1] took place at the latest Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24 – UNFCCC), in Katowice, Poland, December 2018. States Parties to the UNFCCC adopted in COP Decision 10/CP.24 the Recommendations from the report of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage Associated with Climate Change Impacts on integrated approaches to averting, minimizing and addressing displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change.

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The Environment Is Changing: Is the Migrant Caravan a Consequence?

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 00:01

Migration, for some, is a story of achievement, adventure and solidarity. For others, migration means danger, discrimination and loss. But sometimes the most vulnerable are those who cannot move at all and remain trapped in poverty, homelessness and violence. The story of those traveling in the migrant caravan is a combination of these scenarios.

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Environmental Migration and Displacement: whether chosen or forced, environmental migration is a reality of our times

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 18:07

Examples of how climate conditions can directly or indirectly lead to the migration of people can be found in all continents, from the hundreds of thousands of people displaced overnight by floods and hurricanes in the United States, to rural populations in the Sahel unable to access water and grazing resources. Robust scientific analysis corroborates what common sense tells us: in a world subjected to increasing threats of climate change, people are - and will continue - migrating to cope with the impact on their daily lives.

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Governments agree on measures to help migrants fleeing degrading lands

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 23:29

Article published on the UNCCD Knowledge Hub.

Mariam Traore Chazalnoël is a specialist in environmental and climate migration at the International Organization for Migration (IOM)’s Office to the United Nations in New York. She has been working since 2013 on the global governance of environmental migration and regularly publishes on the topic.

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