Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC): Regional capacity building workshop in the Eastern Caribbean

14-15 March 2019

Gros-Islet, Saint Lucia

Environmental factors have long had an impact on global migration flows, as people have historically left places with harsh or deteriorating conditions. However, the scale of such flows, both internal and cross-border, is expected to rise as a result of accelerated climate change, with unprecedented impacts on lives and livelihoods. Such migration can have positive and negative effects on both the local coping capacity and the environment in areas from which these migrants originate, as well as in their temporary or permanent destinations.

To support the efforts of policymakers and practitioners in addressing migration, environment and climate change challenges, a two-day regional workshop covering the Eastern Caribbean is implemented by IOM on behalf of the Global Programme “Sustainable Management of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change” (HMCCC) implemented by GIZ.

This regional workshop aims to build the capacity of policymakers and practitioners to factor migration into environmental and climate change policies, and to consider environmental change in comprehensive migration management policies at the regional and national level. The workshop will also provide an opportunity for policymakers across key institutional sectors to exchange expertise and discuss possible collaboration on migration, environment and climate change.

The Workshop is implemented by IOM on behalf of the Global Programme Sustainable Management of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change (HMCCC) implemented by GIZ

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