Climate-related human mobility is an increasingly important topic on the local, national, and global level, including in the UNFCCC process. It takes many forms, such as internal environmental migration, disaster displacement, climate-driven labour migration, planned relocation, seasonal agricultural migration, permanent exodus from rural areas, transboundary pastoralist movements, trapped populations, and voluntary immobility.
Human mobility affects millions of people around the world, including those who move, their family members, the communities they leave behind, and host populations taking in climate migrants and the displaced. It connects to different sectors as well as cross-cutting considerations such as gender, youth, the informal sector, social protection, and just transition, rendering it a complex thematic area that needs to be addressed with holistic, equitable, participatory, intersectional, and transdisciplinary approaches.
This research newsletter aims to explore different aspects and thematic areas related to human mobility in the context of climate change and highlights the need to integrate evidence from the ground, the national policy level, and global processes and frameworks.