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Global Knowledge

Improving the evidence base for effective policy making on environmentally-driven migration – A call for papers

      Deadline Date – 06-Mar-2020

The Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) is hosting an international symposium on environmental change and migration from 04-05 June in Washington DC on “Environmentally-Driven Migration: Improving the Evidence Base for Effective Policy Making.” Environmental change is one of the many reasons that prompt people to migrate or flee, but its importance in these flows is rising as climate impacts are getting stronger. Simultaneously, environmental change can also inhibit migration or lead governments to relocate households away from affected areas. Despite the greatly improving evidence-base on these linkages over the past three decades, several knowledge gaps persist that often relate to data challenges. It remains necessary to improve knowledge and data to better map, understand, project, and address environmental migration, displacement, and planned relocation. Analyses of continuing data gaps and strategies for innovative data use are key to rise to the challenge.