The Climate and Migration Coalition

Protecting people who move due to the impacts of climate change

We are an organisation concerned with the rights and welfare of anyone who moves due to the impacts of climate change. Find out more. 

What we believe

Climate change will re-shape patterns of migration and displacement. Everyone has the right to move safely and legally. We believe in everyone’s right to move as a way of coping with the worst impacts of climate change. 

What we do

We fight for humane and empowering policies that will protect people who move due to the impacts of climate change. 

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Find out how climate change is re-shaping migration and displacement – and what this means for people across the world.

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Climate change driving migration into China’s vulnerable cities

Climate change driving migration into China’s vulnerable cities Alex Randall Alex is programme manager of the Climate and Migration Coalition Natural disasters are displacing record numbers of urban Chinese, but millions are migrating into the same cities to escape...

Unpacking climate, migration and armed conflict

Unpacking climate, migration and armed conflict

Climate change related displacement and migration are often viewed as security concerns, particularly among policy makers and the media. Headlines in recent years, for example, have focused on drought and environmental refugees in Syria, attributing some of the...

Climate change and colonial history make a toxic combination

Climate change and colonial history make a toxic combination

New research linking climate and conflict might actually tell us more about colonialism New research points to a powerful link between climate change and armed conflict. It also finds that countries that are ethnically mixed are more likely to experience this kind of...

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Zaatri refugee camp. EC / ECHO / Dina Baslan. From Flickr. (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Kenya, beans. Neil Palmer  / CIAT. From Flickr.

Malekula Island, Vanuatu. Tom Perry / World Bank. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Iraqi children look out at the sunset over the Bamarne informal camp for Internally Displaced Persons, in northern Iraq. Andrew McConnell/Panos for DFID. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Island and boat. Global Environment Facility / Pacific-IWRM. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The Ganges Delta. From NASA 

Bangladesh. Adnan Islam. From Wikimedia Commons.  Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic

Teafuafou island on the approach into Funfauti atoll, Tuvalu. From Flickr. (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Families returning to their communities following the flooding in Pakistan.DFID / Russell Watkins. From Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)