Climate Change

Natural Disasters and Climate Change Intensify Urban Migration in Mongolia

Mongolia – Nyamdulam and her family had been herders in Zavkhan Province, in remote north-west Mongolia for Nyamdulam’s whole life.

Beyond the End of the Road

After months of anguish caused by an El Niño drought, large parts of  the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea then experienced torrential rain, exacerbating existing levels of vulnerability.

Defining Climate Migrants – Beyond Semantics

Who are climate migrants? What is climate migration? No legal, universally accepted definition of climate migrants and climate migration exists.

IOM Urges Leaders to Boost Action on Climate Migration after Paris Agreement Signing

As the Director General of the only agency with a global footprint that works on migration, I chaired a High Level Panel on Human Mobility in a Changing Climate during last year’s COP 21 in Paris. 

From Papua New Guinea, a Climate Migrant’s Story

Already in her 70s, Rufina Moi was forced to leave the Carteret Islands, Papua New Guinea, two years ago. A number of factors influenced her decision to leave behind her home, with the main one being land degradation: the declining area of land available to cultivate due to high population growth and sea-level rise.

Migration as an Adaptation Strategy to Climate Change

Increasingly, as attention is being devoted to the human mobility and climate nexus, we hear more and more calls from various actors to design and implement policies for climate adaptation that include a migration component.

When Art and Migration Policy Meet

The link between policy and art can offer innovative and effective ways to better understand and address environmental migration.