In the margins of the High-level Panel organized on 30 November 2017 at the 108th Session of the Council of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) entitled ‘Opportunities to Address Migration and Climate Change in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’, panelists gave their inputs. The Panel aimed to show that the international community can no longer design migration policy without taking into account the environmental state of our planet and its impacts on all policy areas.
Nicolas Hulot, Minister for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France
Nazhat Shameem Khan, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organizations and Chief Negotiator for the COP23 Presidency
Keiko Kiyama, Co-President of Japan Emergency NGO (JEN), Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Japan Platform, Japan
Moderator: William Lacy Swing, Director General, IOM
You can find more information on the High-Level Panel Discussion on Opportunities to Address Migration and Climate Change in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration at the following links:
Ils seront 250 millions à l’horizon 2050 selon les projections de l’ONU. Les personnes déplacées en raison des effets du réchauffement climatiques migrent le plus souvent temporairement et à l’intérieur même de leur pays. Mais lorsqu’elles franchissent des frontières, elles ne bénéficient pas du statut de réfugiés car la désertification, la montée des eaux ou la fonte du permafrost ne sont pas reconnus comme des motifs d’asile. Comment faire face aux effets du changement climatique ?
Madagascar is one of the most climate-affected countries in the world. This has increasingly significant impacts on population movement. The support provided by IOM Development Fund aims to address challenges in Madagascar and other countries in the region related to the increased frequency of extreme weather events.
Panel 3. Adverse effects of climate change and natural disasters as drivers of migration
This panel will explore ways that i) minimize the adverse effects of environmental degradation, climate change and disasters on migration and ensure effective preparedness and response mechanisms, while harnessing the potential benefits of safe, orderly and regular migration, and ii) link relevant international migration, climate change, environment humanitarian and development policy framewkrs to ensure complementarity and coherence in addressing climate change, hazard-related risks and associated migration pressures at the global, regional and national levels.
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