The links between climate change, international migration and human rights in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Category:Sustainable development goals
Publication type:Readings
Target group:Adults
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According to the IDMC, in 2019 at least 24.9 million people have been internally displaced due to natural disasters. This number is three times higher than the number of internal transfers due to conflict and violence. The movement of people caused by natural disasters and other phenomena related to climate change is likely to intensify in the future.

Although climate migration, which has received little attention during the Cold War, is receiving increasing attention from academia, intergovernmental organizations, government agencies, and the public, this phenomenon remains relatively undefined in international law. Due to the challenges of identifying and categorizing the causes of migration and the unrestrained movement of people, the true extent of climate migration is unclear, and there is no consensus on the most effective measures needed to ensure the rights of forced climate migrants.

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