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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Understanding and addressing the drivers of migration: focus on the adverse effects of climate change and natural disasters in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 04:41

The global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration represents a strategic and significant opportunity for the international community to progress in terms of international migration governance and offers a timely opportunity to account for environmental, natural disaster and climatic dimensions in contemporary migration policy and practice.

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L’art, entre terre et mer

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 23:46


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Conference: Meeting of the Americas on Climate Change, Bogota

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 19:11

Conferene report - Meeting of the Americas on Climate Change

Location: Bogota
Date: 20 to 23 September 2015

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Seminar: "Migration as Adaptation to Environmental and Climate Change"

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 22:50

Seminar: Migration as adaptation to environmental and climate change: Evidence and policy
Date: 13 November 2015
Location: IOM GMDAC, Berlin, Germany

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Climate Change, and the Links to Human Mobility Must be on the agenda for the Dominican Republic

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 19:07
“More important than the discussions on the regularization plan of immigrants is the impact of climate change in the Dominican Republic,” said the then IOM Chief of Mission Cy Winter at the opening ceremony of a training of policymakers on 13 July 2015 in Santo Domingo.
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