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. |
These messages were developed by the Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility, with contributions from other civil society and UN organisations for the Twenty-fourth session of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP 24) Katowice, Poland, 3–14 December 2018.
The long-term warming trend has continued in 2018, with the average global temperature set to be the fourth highest on record. The 20 warmest years on record have been in the past 22 years, with the top four in the past four years, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
This guide is designed to serve government actors, both national and local, involved in any process of Sustainable Development Goal implementation, including those working specifically in migration, and those working in other sectors who are interested in integrating migration. It is also for government actors working in the migration field who wish to integrate the SDGs into their work.
Forced Migration Review Issue 59, October 2018: Twenty Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement
The Committee on International Lae and Sea Level Rise adopted Resolution 6/2018 at the 78th Conference of the International Law Association, held in Sydney, Australia, 19–24 August 2018.
The second meeting of the Task Force on Displacement took place on 13-14 September 2018, in Bonn, Germany. The aim of the meeting was to finalize the "recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change” as mandated by COP21.