Migration, displacement and human mobility

Enhanced cooperation and facilitation in relation to human mobility, including migration, displacement and planned relocation is the strategic workstream (c) of the five-year workplan of the Executive Committee.

The Executive Committee established a Task Force on Displacement (TFD) to develop recommendations for integrated approaches to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change. See more here >>>

Other activities of the work plan include:

  • Disseminating the outcomes of the recommendations of the TFD;
  • Inviting experts and relevant stakeholder organizations to collaborate with the Executive Committee and share information, as appropriate, on scientific knowledge on the impacts of climate change on human mobility;
  • Encouraging cooperation among relevant policy areas, promoting dialogue and coherence and identifying tools and strategies for averting, minimizing and addressing human mobility;
  • Seizing opportunities, as appropriate, to contribute to relevant international policy and processes in the area of human mobility;
  • Facilitating continuous and well-structured dialogue and engagement among relevant organizations, bodies and networks to foster the sharing of experience across regions and countries; and
  • Inviting partners and relevant stakeholders to identify capacity needs and support the efforts of developing countries to avert, minimize and address human mobility associated with the adverse effects of climate change.

Knowledge resources and past events on human mobility

Technical meeting on migration, displacement and human mobility  (27-29 July 2016 in Casablanca, Morocco)

The technical meeting aims to synthesize relevant information related to migration, displacement and human mobility and making it widely available. See more here>>

Synthesis of relevant information, good practices and lessons learned in relation to:

  • Pillar 1: Enhancing knowledge and understanding;
  • Pillar 2: Strengthening dialogue, coordination, coherence and synergies;
  • Pillar 3: Enhancing action and support.

Inputs on knowledge, data and scientific information on internal and cross-border migration, displacement and other forms of human mobility

The Executive Committee invited relevant organizations and experts to provide knowledge, data and scientific information on both internal and cross-border migration, displacement and other forms of human mobility owing to factors related to climate change impacts, including in combination with other factors.

69 sets of inputs were received from more than 30 experts and organizations. See received submissions under the spotlight below.