IOM at UNFCCC Conference 18, Doha

How to Integrate Migration into Adaptation Strategies & Planning
3 December 2012

  • An Interactive Session
  • A Networking Opportunity
  • An Expert Information and Knowledge sharing event
  • An exchange among governmental, non‐governmental, private, academic, inter‐governmental and media
  • A Dialogue among Stakeholders with experiences in migration and adaptation

Side-event Flyer


  • To emphasize the significance of migration, both in forced and voluntary forms in the context of climate change.
  • To take stock of the implementation process of the Paragraph 14(f) of the 2010 UNFCCC Cancun Adaptation Framework: “Measures to enhance understanding, coordination and cooperation with regard to climate change induced displacement, migration and planned relocation, where appropriate, at the national, regional and international levels”.
  • To offer insights, practical ways to integrate migration into adaptation planning: data and evidence needs, policy processes, partnerships, funding.
  • To launch the 2012 Edition of the “State of Environmental Migration” ‐ A publication of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) and IOM
  • To promote Asia‐Pacific Migration and Environment Network (APMEN), an ADB and IOM Initiative:


  • Introduction by Renate CHRIST, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Dina IONESCO, Policy Officer, IOM
  • Moderator: Thomas LOSTER, Chairman, Munich Re Foundation
  • Riaz HAMIDULLAH, Director General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Koko WARNER, Head of the Environmental Migration, Social Vulnerability and Adaptation Section, UNU‐EHS and Kevin HENRY, Project Coordinator, CARE France: Evidence from the “Where the Rain Falls” Project.
  • Dr. Srinivasan ANCHA, Principal Climate Change Specialist at Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB): Funding needs and opportunities for migration and adaptation activities
  • Keith ALVERSON, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP): Integrating migration in UNEP’s adaptation work


  • Dr. Ahsan Uddin AHMED, Executive Director, Centre for Global Change, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Amir DELJU, Senior Scientific Coordinator, World Meteorological Organization (WMO)