The Climate and Migration Coalition
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-shaping migration and displacement – and what this means for people across the world.
Governments 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.
Who gets quoted by the media when they cover climate-linked migration? And how have those sources shaped the public debate?
How should we respond to climate-driven hurricane displacement? What new policies do we need to protect people who are forced to move.
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...
Using mobile network data to understand climate change and migration David Wrathall & Xin Lu David Wrathall investigates climate extremes and human migration with Flowminder and United Nations University. Xin Lu is co-founder and chief analyst at Flowminder. His...
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...
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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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)