The European Union-funded “Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy” (MECLEP) project was implemented between January 2014 and March 2017 and this Environmental Migration Portal was created under it.
The project aimed to contribute to the global knowledge base on the relationship between migration and environmental and change. More specifically, it aimed to formulate policy options on how migration, including displacement and planned relocation, can benefit adaptation strategies to environmental and climate change. It involved research (desk reviews, household surveys and qualitative interviews), capacity-building and dialogue and knowledge sharing activities.
The 6 project countries were Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, the Republic of Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam.
The countries were selected based on the diversity of migration patterns and the environmental events they face.
- Final comparative report "Making mobility work for adaptation to environmental changes: Results from the MECLEP global research"
- Methodology paper "How can migration support adaptation? Different options to test the migration-adaptation nexus"
- Glossary in 3 languages
Enhance government capacity to take action on environmental migration
Dialogue and Knowledge sharing
Facilitate policy coherence and cooperation nationally and regionally
National level technical working groups
National policy consultations
- Video on MECLEP research in Haiti "Environmental Change, Natural Disasters and Human Mobility in Haiti"
EUR 1.9 million of the budget was funded by the European Union under the Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum (TPMA).
Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Sociales (CIES), Iberoamerican University,
Research Institute for Climate Change, DRAGON Institute, Can Tho University, Mekong,
Institute of Geography, University of Neuchâtel,
For further information on MECLEP, please contact IOM's Global Migration Data and Analysis Centre (GMDAC):