IOM Perspectives on Migration, Environment and Climate Change

Publisher: 
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2014

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The environment has always been a driver of migration, as people flee to survive natural disasters or, faced with harsh and deteriorating environmental conditions, move to seek opportunities elsewhere. Climate change is expected to exacerbate sudden- and slow-onset disasters and gradual environmental degradation.

This information sheet summarizes IOM’s institutional and conceptual framework as regards environmentally-induced migration and provides an overview of IOM’s principal operational, policy and research activities undertaken to manage and respond to the challenges posed by climate change and environmental degradation and their impacts on human mobility.

Number of pages: 4
Format: Electronic copy

Reference Number: ENG0351