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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Our weekly newsletter is a digest of everything you need to know about climate and migration. The briefing keeps you up to date with the latest global events and research from the world of climate-linked migration and conflict.
The issues: getting started
Find out how climate change is re-shapping migration and displacement – and what this means for people across the world.
Alex Randall This article was origionally posted on Al Jazeera English Image: Diving Near Slums of Cebu City Philippin" (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by AdamCohnGovernments across the world should legalise and regulate temporary climate migration, rather than try to prevent it....
More news and resources
Most of what you know about climate-linked migration is probably wrong. The media usually report on the connections that are most dramatic or tragic, skewing the picture.
Last year 23 million people were forced from their homes by disasters linked to the weather and climate change. As the planet warms (which inevitably it will) this number will probably go up.
Who gets quoted by the media when they cover climate-linked migration? And how have those sources shaped the public debate?
New Zealand has announced proposals for a new visa for people displaced by climate change. What does it mean? And will it work?
How should we respond to climate-driven hurricane displacement? What new policies do we need to protect people who are forced to move.
This video looks at the connections between changes in the climate and altered patterns of armed conflict. How are they linked, and will life on hotter planet mean more violence and chaos?
A new drought has swept across the Horn of Africa, creating widespread displacement. With drought playing a key role in the wider crisis, it is important to examine the role of climate change in contributing to the situation.
A series of powerful disasters have left many asking about the role of climate change. This short briefing looks at how climate change interacts with other forces to create increased displacement.
Does the way we discuss climate-linked migration hold us back from finding the solutions that are needed? This post makes the case that the concept of ‘climate migration’ could be restricting our thinking.
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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)