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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    How should the EU respond to migration and climate change?

    How should the EU respond to migration and climate change?

    12th June 2014

    We have worked with the Heinrich Boell Foundation to investigate how the European Union can respond to migration linked to climate change. Our new report argues that we could avoid the distress and deaths of people en route to Europe by creating new, legal migration options. The report Time to A...

    The “climate refugee” court case shows that the asylum system will be fruitless for people moving due to climate impacts

    The "climate refugee" court case shows that the asylum system will be fruitless for people moving due to climate impacts

    6th June 2014

    This article was originally published on Responding to Climate Change New Zealand just refused asylum to Ioana Teitiota. He claimed that climate change had made returning to Kiribati impossible. Globally, disasters have affected millions of people. Many will want to remain overseas, or move ...

    The most important international process you haven’t heard about yet

    The most important international process you haven't heard about yet

    28th April 2014

    Imagine the scenario: A natural disaster strikes and displaces thousands of people. Most flee immediately and move a short distance to the nearest safe place. Some people need to, or can, flee the disaster by crossing an international border. Some people may be near an international border and cross...

    What has the IPCC actually said about migration and climate change?

    What has the IPCC actually said about migration and climate change?

    31st March 2014

    In the run up to the release of the IPCC's fifth assessment a number of headlines suggested that the report would reveal dire predictions about human displacement and migration. The headlines suggested that millions of people could be on the move. With the report now released we can make an asses...

    Migration as adaptation. New briefing paper.

    Migration as adaptation. New briefing paper.

    7th February 2014

    Should migration be a way of adapting to climate change? As the world warms, our focus moves from how we can reduce emissions, to how we can adapt to life on a  warmer planet. Our new briefing paper explores whether migration could become a key strategy for some people to cope with the impacts of c...

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