COP22: IOM, CNDH Call For Creating Space to Discuss Environmental Migration
Marrakech, 09/11/2016 (MAP) – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the National Council of Human Rights (CNDH) called, Wednesday in Marrakech, for the creation of a space for exchange between various African academics to discuss the issue of environmental migration.
“According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the African continent will actually be the most affected by climate change by 2050,” which will consecutively impact human mobility, warned head of the IOM mission in Morocco, Ana Fonseca, during a side-event organized as part of COP22 on “the role of African research on climate change and human mobility.”
Understanding this mobility is still very limited because of the lack of comprehensive data and real inequalities in research resources between developed and developing countries, said Fonseca.
“The only thing which will enable to better understand the migration caused by the environment is the improvement of research capacity in developing countries,” she added.