Accelerating integrated action on sustainable development: migration, the environment and climate change
1st session of the IDM 2021
25-27 May 2021, Zoom, 9:00-12:00 EST
Since 2001, IDM has provided a multitude of stakeholders worldwide with a platform for timely debates on a full range of migration issues and their linkages with other policy domains.
This year, the International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) will convene its 20th edition on the topic of migration, the environment and climate change. Ten years later after the first IDM session dedicated to the emerging nexus between the migration, environment and climate change IOM is revisiting the topic at a time of increasing political urgency, and in view of the deep impacts of the COVID-19 global health crisis linking climate and migration to current and future development issues.
On the 70th anniversary of IOM and the 20th anniversary of the IDM, IOM is more than ever committed to foster greater cooperation and enhance cross-sectoral partnerships to develop and implement collective actions that concretely address the increasingly complex and interconnected migration challenges of today.
Traditionally held at the United Nations in New York, the first session of the 2021 will be held on-line from 25 to 27 May, 9:00 to 12:00 EST. It will offer delegates in New York, Geneva and other locations worldwide a space to discuss some of the key dimensions of the migration, environment and climate change nexus, linked to the broader implementation of global frameworks, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
The session aims to contribute to the political momentum building towards the 26th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), taking place in Glasgow, in November 2021.
The session will highlight good practices, lessons learned and recommendations that can support governments and other stakeholders to develop and implement inclusive policies and programmes to address issues linked to the migration, environment and climate change nexus and maximize opportunities. The results and recommendations of the Dialogue will be published in the IDM Red Book which will be made available to all contributors and participants. These recommendations will also feed into upcoming events and forum, including the UNFCCC COP26 and the International Migration Review Forum.
Panel 1: The Road to COP 26- Accelerating action to address migration and displacement in the context of climate and environmental change
- World Migration Report 2020, Chapter 9 “Human mobility and adaptation to environmental change”
- The Atlas of Environmental Migration
- IOM Outlook on Migration, Environment and Climate Change, 2014
- Addressing the Land Degradation – Migration Nexus: The Role of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
- Internal Displacement in the Context of the Slow-Onset Adverse Effects of Climate Change
- Mapping Human Mobility (Migration, Displacement and Planned Relocation) and Climate Change in International Processes, Policies and Legal Frameworks
- Mapping Human Mobility and Climate Change in Relevant National Policies and Institutional Frameworks
- Environmental Migrants and Global Governance: Facts, Policies and Practices
Panel 2: Understanding the linkages between the migration, environment and climate change (MECC) and migration health in the context of COVID-19, and promoting the inclusion of MECC dimensions in COVID-19 recovery efforts
- COVID-19 Pandemic, Environment and Migration Blog Series
- Climate Change, Environmental Migration and the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Health and Migration, Environment and Climate Change
- Lancet climate change commission: tracking progress on health and climate change
- Lancet migration health commission
Panel 3: Examining the linkage between Migration, Environment and Climate Change and the Humanitarian, Development, Peace Nexus (HDPN)
- IOM and the Sendai Framework: A Global Review of IOM’s Contributions to Strengthening Disaster Resilience
Panel 4: Developing multi-stakeholder approaches to leverage opportunities and support the inclusion of migrants and internally displaced people to build a sustainable future
- Migration and Agroecology in West Africa
- Guidance for mainstreaming environmental and climate considerations into reintegration programming
Panel 5: Promoting and supporting local and regional action on migration, environment and climate change
- Climate Change and Migration in Vulnerable Countries: A snapshot of least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States
- La movilidad humana en la agenda climática de las Américas: Necesidades y Oportunidades
- Asia-Pacific Policy Brief- Recommendations on managing risk and addressing disaster displacement: Challenges, effective practices and solutions
- Étude sur les opportunités de création d`emplois favorisant l`adaptation des territoires au changement climatique pour les migrants de retour au Sénégal
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