Youth and environmental migrations in Tuvalu

Tuvalu is one of the four State-Atolls left in the world. It is made of 9 low-lying atolls with a total area of 26km2 and 10.000 inhabitants. Located in the South Pacific, two hours North of Fiji, Tuvalu is already facing climate-change induced migrations. The average elevation of the atolls is 2m high …

What role for climate migration in the UNFCCC negotiations?

What about the role climate migration plays in the official UN negotiations on climate change? Where is it discussed and has there already been any progress?   In September this year at the UN General Assembly, the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was adopted, which clearly recognizes the …

Five misconceptions on climate migrations

Contrary to common misconceptions, migrations linked to climate change consequences are real: between 2008 and 2015 it is approximately 22.5 million of people per year that have been forced to migrate because of climate related events. But rather than massive, international population displacements, most of them are in fact domestic …