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
Countdown to First “World Money Transfer Day”
United Kingdom - Yesterday (2/3) IOM United Kingdom Chief of Mission Clarissa Azkoul joined former Labour Minister and Member of Parliament Dame Tessa Jowell, Colombian Ambassador Nestor Osorio and various money transfer operators at the launch of the first “World Money Transfer Day,” which will take place on Sunday, 15th March 2015.
IOM DDG Addresses UK Parliamentary Diaspora Group
06-February-2015 - IOM Deputy Director General Laura Thompson this week delivered a keynote speech at the UK House of Commons to launch the All Party Parliamentary Group on Diaspora, Development and Migration. The event was chaired by AFFORD UK.
IOM and UKCCMC host joint Breakfast Briefing on Climate Change and Migration
December-12-2014 - Climate change and migration are both highly sensitive topics in today’s political landscape. Research into both issues has reshaped our understanding of the relationship between climate change and the movement of people; however policy makers and civil society organisations have yet to build this new insight into their work.