Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss



Addressing displacement or migration due to desertification and land degradation (DLD). Combatting unsustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, desertification, land degradation and biodiversity loss can help manage the negative consequences of climate change, which in turn can help address potential determinants of migration. DLD issues can be, for example, linked to a loss of livelihoods, and migration can be an adaptation strategy to cope with these and other adverse effects of climate change.

Increasing migrant and diaspora investment into initiatives addressing DLD. Migrants can help improve DLD issues through investment, knowledge and skills transfer, and more.




Relevant migration-related targets

  • 15.3 - By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation-neutral world 


All SDGs and Targets

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IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development


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.