The COP21 Paris Agreement adopted by world governments on 12th December 2015 represents a unprecedented breakthrough for action on migration and climate with the formal inclusion of “migrants” in the Preamble of the Agreement.
Now is a historical opportunity, and I take this occasion to urge States and all other relevant actors [...] to include human mobility in the Climate Agreement to be negotiated in Paris. There is still time to do so.
Finance Ministers of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20), representing close to 700 million people threatened by climate change and spanning world regions, held their inaugural meeting on 8 October 2015 in Lima, Peru.
The Environmental Migration Portal Newsletter is produced as part of the "Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy" (MECLEP) project, funded by the European Union, implemented by IOM.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have developed a programme of work on questions of human mobility and desertification, land degradation and droughts (DLDD).