This event will bring together panelists from across the globe to discuss the role of global partnerships in developing actions to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change and issues around migration.
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of sudden-onset hazards as well as leading to rainfall variability, heatwaves, protracted drought, and glacial melt. Pre-existing inequalities are further amplified by water-related hazards, especially for those living in hazard-prone areas and relying on primary sector livelihoods. At the same time, migration could enhance climate change adaptation in several ways, such as by providing an opportunity for livelihood diversification, leading to the adoption of climate-smart practices and technologies, evacuating people to safer locations ahead of disasters, etc.
Addressing the migration-water nexus is essential to addressing migration in the context of climate change. The outcomes of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar in March 2022 recognised “the urgent need to pay more attention to water issues in the rural world, as a means of reducing inequalities, creating opportunities for youth and women, fostering development, generating employment and optimally tackling the causes of national and international migrations”. However, there is still limited integration of the migration, climate change and water nexus in many regional and national policy frameworks. The Water Action Decade 2018-2028 provides an opportunity to advance this agenda by highlighting that addressing the migration, climate change and water nexus requires an action-oriented, inclusive and cross-sectoral approach.
- Mohamed C.B.C Diatta, Coordinator of the Unit for Monitoring, Promotion and Valorization of the Recommendations of the 9th World Water Forum, Government of Senegal;
- Turakul Muradov, Head, NDA GCF Secretariat, Committee for Environmental Protection, Government of Tajikistan;
- André Salcedo, Chief Executive Officer, Sabesp (Sao Paolo’s WSS utility), Sao Paolo, Brazil;
- Fan Zhang, Lead Water Economist, the World Bank Group.
This event will bring together panelists from across the globe to discuss the role of global partnerships in developing actions to avert, minimize and address displacement related to the adverse im...