With some one billion people on the move around the world, we are confronted with tragedies brought about by migration. The effects of climate change, that force people to migrate either within countries or across borders, compound these tragedies.
The recognition of “climate migrants” and “climate migration” in a draft text of the Paris climate change agreement was welcomed by human rights advocates Friday, including the International Organization for Migration (IOM), wh
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“Something has to be done now. We are already seeing people moving,” said Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, a climate change and migration expert with the Geneva-based International Organization for Migration. Industrialized countries “are beginning to understand that there is a stake for them, too.”
"Hay que hacer algo ya. Ya estamos viendo que la gente se va", dijo Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, experta en cambio climático de la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones de Ginebra.
Yet it is likely that “the burden of providing for climate migrants will be borne by the poorest countries – those least responsible for emissions of greenhouse gases”, according to the International Organization for Migration.
The authors of the study, Dr Maria Waldinger and Professor Sam Fankhauser, call for people who migrate due to environmental reasons to receive more clarity about their legal situation, including whether they should receive protection for international migration.
William Swing, the head of the International Migration Organization (IOM) said that more reliable data should be collected worldwide to give governments strong evidence on the urgency of the climate change issue, and push them to make policy needed to address it.
Promoting human security and minimizing conflict associated with forced migration in the Pacific region
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) and the UN Secretary General in his remarks to the Post-2015 Development.