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„Gender influences who moves (or stays), how decisions are made, an individual’s circumstances in transit, and the outcomes of movement“ (Sierra Club & UN Women, 2018, p. 2). This quote shows that the nexus between climate change and human mobility is inherently gendered. Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change differs based on intersections of gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and gender identity, geographical location and ethnicity. Read more about examples from the Global Programme’s partners from the Philippines, the Caribbean, the Pacific and East Africa.
„My village is being taken back by the sea.” – Kaboua John’s voice trembles as he tells the story of his home island Kiribati, a small Pacific state, at the 2017 Bonn Climate Conference. Kiribati is not an isolated case – rather, climate change is increasingly threatening livelihoods of people worldwide. As a result, people leave their homes. Over the past 6 years, the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” has been tackling these challenges in regions like the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, East Africa and in the Philippines. Read more about their stories and how the programme has collaborated with multiple partners to address climate-induced migration.
In East Africa, periods of droughts are becoming more frequent and last longer, rainfall patterns are losing their predictability, leading to higher probabilities of floods in certain areas. This significantly affects how, when, and why people move. To address the consequent challenges, the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” supports one of Africa’s Regional Economic Communities, namely IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development), to produce measures tailored to the region in order to help people adapt to a changing climate. Learn more about past achievements and ongoing activities in this factsheet.
Addressing the impacts of climate change on human mobility, the Global Programme "Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change" (HMCCC) responds to related challenges in the Eastern Caribbean. Experiences from hurricanes driving displacement and policy redesign highlight the accomplishments and strategies that enhance the region's resilience. Learn more about how HMCCC provides knowledge products, technical support, and capacity-building to increase the region’s ability in managing mobility in a changing climate.
The Standard Operating Procedures for Planned Relocation (SOP) in Fiji is one of the most comprehensive national documents in the world, providing detailed instructions and guidance on processes for climate-induced planned relocation. The SOP paves the way for a human-centered, science-based, and climate resilient development approach for the relocation of at-risk communities in Fiji.