Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Including migrants in disaster risk reduction and management (DRR and DRM) across settings. Migrants often face heightened risks in disasters; for example they are often especially exposed to natural hazards, such as landslides and floods. Therefore, migrant-specific needs and vulnerabilities need to be considered in disaster prevention, preparedness and resilience programming, including in emergency response and early warning systems.
Integrating migration as an integral component across climate change policy and practice. Migration, environmental degradation and climate change are deeply intertwined. There are many interactions between these areas, and integrating migration considerations into climate change action under the SDGs can help minimize forced migration due to environmental and climate change through local adaption where possible, facilitate safe migration as a potential climate change adaptation (CCA) strategy where necessary, and more.
Including migration and migrants in education and awareness-raising on climate change. This will strengthen public awareness of mobility dimensions of climate change. As they are often at higher risk of climate hazards, including migrants in campaigns would also help inform them of climate change risks they face and how to reduce their vulnerability to these.
Relevant migration-related targets
- 13.1- Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
- 13.2 - Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
- 13.3 - Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
- 13.A - Implement the commitment undertaken by developed-country parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to a goal of mobilizing jointly $100 billion annually by 2020 from all sources to address the needs of developing countries in the context of meaningful mitigation actions and transparency on implementation and fully operationalize the Green Climate Fund through its capitalization as soon as possible
- 13.B - Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities
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The IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development outlines a whole-of-organization approach to comprehensively integrate migration and development into policymaking and programming within IOM. It recognizes that migration, when well managed, can be both a development strategy and a development outcome.
"Intégration du Lien entre Migration, Environnement et Changement Climatique dans la planification locale: cas des communes de Mané et de Bokin dans les régions du Centre-Nord et du Nord du Burkina Faso" est la première étude sur l’Intégration du lien entre migration, environnement et changement climatique dans la planification locale au Burkina Faso, dans le cadre du projet « Renforcement des capacités des autorités local