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GCM Talk: Regional Insights: Exploring effective practices on addressing human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2024, drawing on the data collated in the Hub's CLIMB Database, this GCM Talk provided an overview of policy development across the Arab region on addressing human mobility in the context of disasters, the adverse effects of climate change and environmental degradation. The discussions highlighted the ways in which Member States can use this data to identify and address policy gaps, and outline opportunities for Member State engagement to advance the implementation of relevant GCM commitments analyzed under the CLIMB Database during the GCM Regional Reviews for the Arab Region.


The GCM Talk aimed to:

  • Provide a regional overview of policy and legislative developments around governments’ GCM commitments in the context of disasters, climate change, and environmental degradation, highlighting good practices;
  • Promote increased knowledge and understanding on the availability of and ways to use the data contained in the CLIMB Database for Member States and other stakeholders;
  • Encourage Member States and stakeholders to engage with, contribute to, and further strengthen the accuracy and comprehensiveness of the database; and
  • Discuss GCM implementation ahead of the GCM regional reviews for the Arab region.

Guiding questions

  • How have recent policy and legal developments in the region addressed human mobility in the context of disasters, climate change, and environmental degradation?
  • What good practices have emerged in implementing relevant GCM commitments in the Arab region? What are key challenges in implementing relevant GCM commitments?
  • How can regional cooperation and collaboration be enhanced to better facilitate pathways for regular migration in the context of disasters, climate change and environmental degradation?
  • How can the data and insights from the CLIMB Database be used effectively to inform future GCM implementation in the region? What could be concrete next steps?


The GCM Talk was held online for a duration of 90 minutes. After the event, a summary report will be published to inform and support Member States and stakeholders in their GCM implementation efforts. Interpretation was available in Arabic, French and English.

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Type of Event
Event Category
Main organizer/s
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Platform on Disaster Displacement
Other Main organizer/s
UN Network on Migration Secretariat, UN Network on Migration Thematic Workstream on Climate Change
Target Audience
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
Climate change, the GCM and the Paris Agreement 
Regional Review Process
Country / Regional Networks
Regional Network
GCM Objectives
2 - Minimize adverse drivers
SDG.13 - Climate Action
Climate change and environmental conditions
Internal displacement
Natural disasters and environmental shocks
Networks initiatives
Regional review process

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).