Global migration has been increasing since the 1990s. People are forced to leave their homes in search of safety, a better livelihood, or for more economic opportunities. Environmental drivers of migration, such as land degradation, water pollution, or changing climate, are acting as stronger phenomena with time. As millions of people are exposed to multiple water crises, daily needs related to water quality, lack of provisioning, excess or shortage of water become vital for survival as well for livelihood support.
This Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement (GPA) was introduced at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2018. This is a non-binding document based on extensive exchanges among various stakeholders from humanitarian and development organizations, the private sector, governments, academia, not-forprofit organizations and others, starting with the Berlin ‘Energy for Displaced People’ conference on 15–16 January 2018.
The contributors present empirical and theoretical insights on current debates on environmental change, adaptation and migration. While focusing on countries subject to environmental degradation, it calls for a regional perspective that recognises local actors and a systematic link between development studies and migration research.
This briefing looks at the anticipated impacts of climate-induced migration on efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on climate change – SDG13. More specifically, this briefing describes the SDG targets relating to climate change, and the particular challenges to each in the context of increasing climate-induced migration.
Identifying Emerging Issues in Disaster Risk Reduction, Migration, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Shaping Debates and Policies
Author:Herausgeber: Sudmeier-Rieux, K., Fernández, M., Penna, I.,Jaboyedoff, M., Gaillard, J. (Eds.)
This document presents an analysis of the connections among population dynamics, urbanization processes and disaster risk reduction. Amongst the main findings are that public policies should increase governance and guide urban sustainable development in order to anticipate future levels of exposure, by enhancing land-use plans, climate change adaptation strategies and considering disaster risk management.