- Published: 18.05.2023.
New EMN inform explores displacement and migration related to disasters, climate change and environmental degradation
This inform aims to complement existing research by providing a broader perspective on how displacement and migration related to disasters, climate change and environmental degradation are being addressed by key national-level initiatives and policies in EMN Member Countries as well as non-EU OECD countriesAccording to the UNCHR extreme weather events, such as abnormally intense rainfall, prolonged droughts, heat waves and cyclones are linked to the displacement of approximately 20 million+ people annually.
Despite the fact that more people are affected by climate change, it is difficult to directly link environmental degradation to displacement or people's decision to migrate because of the complex interaction between environmental and other factors that can drive migration.
Inform complements existing research and provides a broader perspective on how climate change-related displacement and migration is being addressed at the national level.
The need to understand and prepare for this type of migration is increasing, especially considering that more and more people are affected by climate change.
You can download the inform here.