June 9th 2011 & June 16th-17th 2011

IOM-ADB Policy Dialogues on Climate Induced Migration

Geneva and Bangkok

In June 2011, IOM partnered with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to host and organize two policy dialogues on climate change and migration in Asia and the Pacific. The dialogues took place in Geneva and Bangkok. They provided a major input to ADB policy recommendations related to the economic and socio-political consequences of climate-induced migration movements, as a result of a technical assistance project launched by the ADB on the subject in 2010.

The two Dialogues further elaborated policy recommendations on six areas: Migration as part of a solution; Improving data and knowledge; Building capacities for governments and affected populations; Improving governance and cooperation; Mainstreaming urban management and disaster risk management with adaptation policies; Defining financial mechanisms to address climate-induced migration. The dialogues brought together policymakers, practitioners, and scholars to identify research needs, policy gaps and challenges that need to be addressed in Asia and the Pacific.