Mapping Human Mobility and Climate Change in Relevant National Policies and Institutional Frameworks

Author: 
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Publisher: 
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2018

 

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In order to support the development of the Task Force recommendations, IOM leads the implementation of two activities of the Task Force’s Workplan under the first two pillars, with an objective to map and analyze to what extent human mobility (migration, displacement and planned relocation) in the context of climate change is integrated in: 
i) existing policies and frameworks related to human mobility and climate change at the national level;  
ii) processes, policies and legal frameworks related to various relevant policy agendas at the international level, including migration governance, labour, humanitarian assistance, human rights, climate change action, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and environmental protection.

This analysis report presents the key results of the mapping Activity I.1 under Pillar I. Policy/Practice – National/Subnational, focusing on the human mobility and climate change nexus at the national level. 

The mapping identifies and analyzes how human mobility in the context of climate change is integrated in national policies, strategies and legal frameworks - including key actors involved - pertaining to: 
i) migration governance i.e. the main national policies,strategies and legal frameworks, related to migration and displacement;
ii) climate change policies, i.e. official documents submitted by Parties to the UNFCCC Registries. 

The exercise was also informed by existing internal IOM compilation of information and analysis (National Assessments from the “Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy” (MECLEP) project; Migration Governance Indicators; Atlas of Environmental Migration; Migration, Environment and Climate Change Policy Briefs Series; IOM Infosheets; and International Migration Law Division archives), inputs from IOM Member States, and the Nansen Initiative research.