IOM outlook on migration, environment and climate change

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IOM Outlook on Migration, Environment and Climate Change aims to bring together in one easy-to-access reference document the knowledge accrued by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and to present IOM’s role, understanding and approach to environmental migration. This reference publication builds on IOM’s expertise on the topic at the policy, research, international migration law, advocacy and operational levels. The publication targets a broad external audience, including but not limited to policymakers, practitioners, researchers, international agencies, private sector, donors, students and think tanks.



Environmental migration and migration policy

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) distinguishes four broad “pillars” of migration management: migration and development; facilitating migration; regulating migration; and addressing forced migration. Migration management implies a proactive approach, which produces outcomes beneficial for migrants and societies. IOM has been prominent among organizations seeking to promote the inclusion of environmental migration across the different dimensions of migration management (among other policy areas). An example of this is the inclusion of environmental migration scenarios within IOM’s Migration Crisis Operational Framework (MCOF).


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