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.
Global Programme Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change (HMCCC) – Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Component
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.
In the Pacific Islands, communities are already being displaced or relocated as a result of direct climate change impacts. Hence, regional and national adaptation measures are developed and deeply entrenched and implemented in national law and regional frameworks. Learn more about these measures and how the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” supported the Pacific Islands (particularly Fiji) in this regard.
Rising sea levels, more frequent droughts, more intense flooding: As climate change continues to impact livelihoods, people often decide to leave their homes or are displaced. This is the starting point for the Global Programme “Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change”. Learn more about its goals, partner regions and achievements in this factsheet.
After nine years of committed efforts to promote climate risk management in the international arena and in countries at risk, the Global Programme Loss and Damage came to an end in December 2022. This Factsheet encompasses its key outputs and publications.
The Regional Climate Factsheet provides brief and concise information on possible future climate developments for the Upper Tempisque basin in the 21st century.
Metodología para la Evaluación de Riesgos Climáticos en la Infraestructura Pública de Costa Rica: MERCI-CR
La metodología para la evaluación de riesgos climáticos en la infraestructura pública de Costa Rica (MERCI-CR) presenta un instrumento para analysar los riesgos y preparar la protección de la infraestructura y la continuidad de los servicios públicos vitales ante eventos climáticos.
The definition of justice-based EbA builds on the recognition and implementation of human rights principles and procedures to ensure equitable, transparent and fair outcomes for all stakeholders. It includes three climate justice dimensions: Recognition Justice, Procedural Justice and Distributive Justice.
Fiche d’information: La mobilité humaine dans le contexte du changement climatique en Afrique subsaharienne
Cette fiche d’information résume l’étude de Schraven et al. sur les effets négatifs du changement climatique et leur relation avec la mobilité humaine dans des pays désignés situés en Afrique de l’Est, de l’Ouest et du Sud, en proposant des options de réponses politiques.