Home Lands Island and Archipelagic States’ Policymaking for Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change. (Implemented - Full Report)

Publication Year: January 2020

Author(s): Kira Vinke, Julia Blocher, Mechthild Becker, Jorge S. Ebay, Teddy Fong,  Asha Kambon

Publisher: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Resource Type: Report

This report provides an overview of where human mobility in the context of climate change fits in the policy landscape of nine island and archipelagic countries: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Dominica, and St. Lucia in the Eastern Caribbean; Fiji, Kiribati, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu in the South Pacific; and the Philippines in the Western Pacific. It provides insights gained from 94 expert interviews conducted by the A holistic study on policies and actors working on human mobility and climate change in the partner regions of our programme (Pacific, Caribbean and Philippines). The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) conducted the study together with local researchers and shows the strength of regional approaches for improving migrants’ rights and for increasing climate resilience. The findings are relevant to other island nations that face similar challenges and need to build capacity for future climate-related mobility dynamics. Moreover, they highlight the necessity of building a coherent multilateral framework on HMCCC to accommodate and support people who may have to move in the future.


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