Learning to live with Climate Change

Climate change is reshaping our world, threatening the lives and livelihoods of millions. Farmers, fishermen, and entire communities face the loss of their homes and their means of survival due to more frequent droughts, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events. This contributes to people having to leave their homes, either voluntarily or forcibly.

This is where the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” comes in: Over the past six years, the programme has supported partners in the Caribbean, Pacific, Philippines, and East Africa in dealing with climate-induced migration in a development-oriented and sustainable manner. So, how do you help nomadic herders in Somalia to adapt to floods and droughts? What do you need to consider if relocation due to rising sea level is the last resort for communities in Fiji? What can we learn about the interconnectedness of climate-induced migration on gender equality?

In answering these questions, the Global Programme aims to gain and apply knowledge about “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” in order to strengthen climate resilience and help designing policies that help communities to adapt. Read more about the achievements and challenges of the past six years and the stories from the people on the ground here.