Spotlight On... Climate Change and Migration

"The environment is an aggravating dynamic which contributes to migration push factors but it is only a part of the multiple external factors which cause people to move."

- IOM’s Climate Change and Migration Policy Officer, Dina Ionesco

IOM is working towards increased awareness, understanding and action on the linkages between human mobility and climate. IOM aims to manage environmental migration at each stage of the migration cycle by: minimising forced or unmanaged migration; protecting those that are affected to seek durable solutions; facilitating the role of migration as an adaptation strategy to climate change while advocating for climate change policy to address issues of human mobility. To access IOM research and policy papers on Climate Change and Migration, please visit http://www.iom.int/cms/envmig

A debate exploring solutions for civilians seeking relocation due to climate change.

Alex Randall  Climate Change & Migration Coalition
Jenniffer Dew International Organization for Migration
Recorded at an event organised by Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative London

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