GFMD Thematic Meeting on Migration and Climate (Rabat)


One of the main objectives for the German-Moroccan co-chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development is to contribute to the elaboration of the Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration and to the monitoring of migration-related goals of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
The question of the impact of climate change on human mobility has attracted considerable attention over the past years. It has been integrated in the preamble of the Paris Agreement (COP21) and will be discussed at the United Nations in May 2017 as part of the preliminary consultations for the elaboration of the Global compact.

It is in this context that the German-Moroccan co-chairmanship organises this thematic workshop on “Climate change and human mobility: towards dignified, coordinated and sustainable solutions” in Rabat on 24 May 2017. The objective is to feed GFMD’s contribution to the Global compact, to contribute to provide tools to States in order to respond to challenges created by all kinds of human mobility associated to climate change and to address the protection needs of people displaced in the context of climate change.
This workshop corresponds to Morocco’s presidency of COP22, which took place in Marrakesh in November 2016 and witnessed a large number of side-events dedicated to migration and climate change. It also corresponds to Morocco´s membership in the steering group of the Platform on Disaster Displacement. By linking this workshop to the Global compact, the objective is also to continue advocating at global level for this issue to be taken into consideration and responded to in an effective and sustainable manner in global and national processes.