Migration, Environment and Climate Change

The Permanent Missions of Bangladesh and France to the United Nations, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), convened a briefing on Migration, Environment and Climate Change at the United Nations headquarters on 10th May. Please see the summary of the briefing. These key messages were raised at the briefing:

  • Critical to moving forward is continued understanding and exploration of the nexus between migration, environment and climate change
  • The international community must capitalize on current momentum and political will
  • Contextualized response to climate change and environmental degradation, and resulting displacement, is necessary
  • Legal gaps exist and should be remedied
  • Policy coherence in addressing climate change and environmental migration is essential
  • Increased data collection and analysis on issues of climate migration is key to shaping response and preparedness