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GCM Talk: Migration and adaptation in the context of climate change

At the recent GCM Talk, co-hosted by the UK's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and IOM UK, speakers explored ways in which migrants can be part of the solution if included in adaptation, planning, implementation and monitoring.

The roundtable discussion featured speakers from UN agencies, academia and civil society and focused on the potential adaptive capacity of migration in the context of climate change, widening the scope of current conversations around climate change and migration. Speakers explored concrete ways in which different migration pathways can support adaptation and how migrants and diasporas can be part of the solution if included in adaptation planning, implementation and monitoring.

The discussion and its outcome document will help to inform the UK White Paper on Development, as well as UK contributions to COP28, and to next year’s GCM Regional Reviews, where climate change is likely to feature heavily as a key theme. 

The outcome document and recording of the event are now available here:

The concept note is also available here.

Date: , -
Location: Hybrid
Type of Event
Event Category
Main organizer/s
International Organization for Migration UK
Other Main organizer/s
UN Network on Migration
Target Audience
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
Regional Review Process
SDG.13 - Climate Action
Climate change and environmental conditions

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