Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC)

Migration, climate change and environment are interrelated. Just as environmental degradation and disasters can cause migration, movement of people can also entail significant effects on surrounding ecosystems. This complex nexus needs to be addressed in a holistic manner. In Nepal, the adverse impacts of climate change on livelihoods, food security and water availability are likely to exacerbate existing vulnerabilities and increase overall levels of migration in the coming decades. IOM works to address the need to integrate migration within the broader climate change framework in Nepal.