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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Providing Evidence for Policymaking

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 19:04

There have been an increasing number of publications on the effects of environmental change on migration in recent years[1]. However, has research captured and reflected the policy needs and interest of countries affected by “environmental migration”?

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Conference: The Implications of Climate Change for Defence

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 21:36

Migration and displacement were repeatedly mentioned among the greatest security challenges posed by climate change at an international high-level event organized by the French Ministry of Defence on October 14th, 2015 in Paris.

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Environmental and migratory consequences of the Vietnam War

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 21:24

Over the last five decades, the Lower Mekong Basin has been the scene of major human and environmental upheavals, especially in Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam where sustained political instability degenerated into major armed conflicts and significant migrations. The Vietnam War, whether official in Vietnam, or secret in Laos, arguably played a decisive role in the extensive deforestation observed from c. 1960 to c. 1980 in the Lower Mekong Basin. Deliberate massive removal of vegetation by bombing and chemical spraying was a military tactic to deny cover and land to opposition forces. In Laos only, from 1953 onward, approximately 1 million people were displaced, successively escaping the war, the communist takeover or following resettlement policies.

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The role of Migration as an adaptation strategy in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 21:22

The environmental migration discourse has been overtly focused on the impacts of environmental variability on migration patterns. However, the role of migration in the context of adaptation such as financial and social remittances, and the influence of social networks, has received little empirical research attention. 

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