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International Conference on Human Mobility and Climate Action


18-20 October 2021


Social Protection of Migrants Experiencing Climate Risks


Schedule: 19 October 2021, 3:00-4:00 PM (Manila Time)


Format: Parallel Session


Provisional Session Flow











10 minutes


Introduction of the session and experts




30 minutes


Discussion of experts




10 minutes


Question and answer forum




10 minutes


Synthesis and wrap up





Provisional Objectives


             At the end of the parallel session, the participants should be able to:

  1.  Articulate the rationale for ensuring the social protection of migrants amid the climate crisis;
  2. Identify social protection measures for migrants experiencing climate risks; and

  3. Provide policy recommendations on social protection of climate migrants both in countries of destination and countries of origin 

Key Discussion Points



    • Challenges posed by climate change to the achievement of sustainable development goals (SDGs), specifically those related to hunger, health, and poverty and their relation to the decision of people to either move or stay
    • Social protection in the context of climate change, migration and development, and their integration
    • Protective, preventive, promotive, and transformative functions of social protection programmes for migrants experiencing climate risks
    • Current best practices of governments in ensuring social protection for climate migrants
    • Existing gaps in policymaking and programme planning for social protection of climate migrants






      Suggested References



      Asian Development Bank. (2012). Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and  the Pacific. Mandaluyong City:  Asian Development Bank.


      FAO and Red Cross Red Crescent Climate  Centre. (2019). Managing climate risks through social protection - Reducing rural  poverty and building resilient agricultural livelihoods. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the  United Nations (FAO).




      Ionesco, D., Mokhnacheva, D., &  Gemenne, F. (2017). The Atlas of Environmental Migration. New  York: Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group and International Organization  for Migration (IOM).




      Weerasinghe, S. (2021). What We Know About Climate Change and Migration. Center  for Migration Studies.







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