Exploring Good Practices in Migration Frameworks, Projects, and Policies in the Face of Climate Change
25 Apr 2023, 17:00pm
YOUNGO Migration working group, IOM, UNICEF and ACMI
The impact of climate change is not limited to environmental and ecological challenges, but also has significant implications on human mobility, particularly for populations in developing countries. Climate change is projected to force millions of people to move from their homes due to environmental degradation, sea-level rise, disasters, and other factors.
The latest Groundswell report released by the World Bank finds that climate change could force 216 million people across six world regions to move within their countries by 2050. These movements of people raise legal, social, and humanitarian concerns that require appropriate policies, practices, and legal frameworks. Some countries have succeeded at putting in place policies and laws to mitigate some of these problems, and as seeing migration as an adaptation strategy is imperative to addressing the heavy toll climate change-induced disasters have on people, it is important to learn what these countries have done in terms of creating systems to handle migrants and ensure they are safe and catered for, so as to better equip the youth and build our capacity to understand the scope of these problems and come up with needful and appropriate policies, laws and solutions.
This capacity-building zoom event aims to explore the intersection between climate change, migration, and international law, highlighting best practices that address these issues.
- To understand the legal framework that governs the movement of people due to climate change and how international law applies to these cases.
- To better understand the relationship between climate change and migration.
- To identify the challenges faced by migrants due to climate change and how legal frameworks address these challenges.
- To highlight examples of best practices that have been implemented to address the challenges of climate change and migration.
- To provide an opportunity for participants to engage in a dialogue and share their experiences and best practices.
- To provide a networking and collaborative space.
The capacity-building event will be held on Zoom and will run for two hours. The event will consist of a keynote speech, presentations by experts in the field, panel discussions, and interactive Q&A sessions.