West Africa: Promoting sustainable land management in migration-prone areas through innovative financing mechanisms

The three-year project (2014 – 2016) provides support to West African countries, especially Burkina Faso, Niger and Senegal, to:


KNOMAD Thematic Working Group on Environmental Change and Migration

In 2010, Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted the Cancun Adaptation Framework, which called on all countries to take “measures to enhance understanding, coordination and cooperation with regard to climate change induced displacement, migration and planned relocation, where appropriate, at national, regional and international levels.” In 2015, the UNFCCC adopted further language, establishing a taskforce to address the displacement consequences of climate change.



CliMig Database

Migration, Climate Change and the Environment


Climate Vulnerable Forum

About the Climate Vulnerable Forum

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) is an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet. The Forum serves as a South-South cooperation platform for participating governments to act together to deal with global climate change.



Atlas of Environmental Migration

Building on existing knowledge, data and case studies produced over the years by IOM, other international organizations, academia and researchers worldwide, the project will result in the first Atlas of Environmental Migration, an innovative tool providing a visual overview of this trend of human migration through maps, illustrations and explanatory texts prepared under the supervision of world experts in this field.