On 7th September 2023, UK FCDO and IOM UK organised a GCM talk on Migration and adaptation in the context of climate change: a pragmatic approach towards removing barriers and enhancing opportunities. The roundtable discussion featured speakers from UN agencies, academia and civil society.
The event 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 this 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.