Migration and Environmental Change in the Sustainable Development Goals (2017)

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at risk from environmental change. People respond to the impacts of environmental shocks and stressors with a combination of in situ and ex situ strategies, including mobility. Human mobility manifests in various forms (e.g. displacement, migration and resettlement) in the communities affected by environmental change. This article explores the implications that different forms of mobility in the context of environmental change could have on the SDGs. It also suggests that achieving some of the SDG targets could create enabling conditions that could reduce the risk of displacement and/or unleash potential of migration. This article advocates the mainstreaming of human mobility within climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and SDG mechanisms at the national and local levels. For a better integration of these policy domains, there is a fundamental need for the various narratives on these themes to converge and identify multi-stakeholder forums at the national level to discuss the approaches for such integration.
Year: 2017
Language: English
In: Migration in the 2030 Agenda published by International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva, Switzerland, 101-120 p.

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