World Environment Day is celebrated every year on the 5th of June and aims at raising awareness and celebrating environmental action.
This year's campaign is celebrated under the theme #BeatPlasticPollution. It highlights the need to take concrete action to achieve transformative change to tackle the climate crisis.
The human mobility implications of the climate and environmental crisis are profound. Every year, millions of people are displaced because of disasters. In 2022, disasters led to 32.6 million internal displacements, the highest ever record of internal disaster displacements (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre’s Global Report 2023). According to the World Bank, without early and concerted climate and development action, over 216 million people could become internal climate migrants by 2050. Concrete action is urgent.
IOM calls on all governments and parties to address the reality of the climate crisis, providing concrete solutions for people who are already on the move, for people who will want or must move, and for these who want to stay.