We exist to challenge the lack of long-term strategies to support and protect people at risk of displacement linked to environmental change

The UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition is an alliance of refugee, human rights, development and environmental organisations. We believe the rights of affected communities must be central to the discussion of how this issue is addressed. We want to make the voices of affected communities and civil society central to the debate.

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    Did climate change lead to the conflict in Syria? We examine new research that claims a powerful link.

    Did climate change lead to the conflict in Syria? We examine new research that claims a powerful link.

    3rd March 2015

    A new academic paper points to a connection between climate change and the conflict in Syria. The research also identifies migrants as a key factor in the violence. We're anticipating a lot of comment and debate on this over the coming week, so in this piece we want to pin down exactly what this new...

    Research Roundup: climate & migragtion – legal protection and biopolitics

    Research Roundup: climate & migragtion - legal protection and biopolitics

    20th February 2015

    Our weekly round up of new research on climate change, migration and displacement. ‘Climate Change Migrants’: Impediments to a Protection Framework and the Need to Incorporate Migration into Climate Change Adaptation Strategies Lauren Nishimura "Despite the reality of climate change, no i...

    Research round up: two papers on climate and migration in the Pacific

    Research round up: two papers on climate and migration in the Pacific

    12th February 2015

    Our weekly round up of new research on climate change, migration and displacement. Envisioning South-South relations in the fields of environmental change and migration in the Pacific Islands - past, present and futures Eberhard Weber "Climate change poses severe threats to developing countries. ...

    Podcast: climate change and the Refugee Convention

    Podcast: climate change and the Refugee Convention

    11th February 2015

    Should the 1951 Refugee convention include people displaced by climate-linked events? A debate exploring solutions for civilians seeking relocation due to climate change. Alex Randall  Climate Change & Migration Coalition Jenniffer Dew International Organization for Migration Recorded at a...

    Photo: the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines. Climate change and displacement: exploring the connections

    Photo: the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines. Climate change and displacement: exploring the connections

    9th February 2015

    Every Monday we pick a compelling photograph related to climate change, migration and displacement and tell the story behind it.  This photo was taken during the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, in the Philippines. It shows Gelian dela Cruz (age 11) standing amongst the rubble of her neigh...

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