Great comment today at ODI from the Bangladesh High Commissioner in the UK: “The moment you close the doors of regular migration, the whole process goes underground." So big need to be aware that trying to control migration can have unexpected consequences!
@Guillermo: Would some of the work by Scott Leckie on displacement solutions help (like #PeninsulaPrinciples)?
Atle, what are the main roadblocks to better legal avenues or recognition for climate-related migrants?
One great idea: Putting better services in places that may produce large numbers of people migrating out. Equipping them with new job skills first could be a great form of climate adaptation
@CARE: What ideas does civil society have for #UNFCCC, #post-2015? how can #UN & countries plan for & address #climatemigration, #displacement & #plannedrelocation?
Dominic was mentioning some interesting research today showing that climate impacts are often not the major drivers of conflict, that political and cultural differences are more important (such as in Africa, where a lot of research on this has been done)
@Stella: message for finance could be to support innovative knowledge-to-action initiatives that involve the private sector--like using big data to enhance development, humanitarian, & adaptation work.
Koko: I'm sure you're right that using big data could be a huge help in figuring out what's going on and what might work to help
@Stella: for example, Grameenphone in Bangladesh is working with us and Flowminder to see how we can utilize mobile data to enhance livelihood resilience to cyclones, flooding, etc.
@Lauria: its a great point and some interesting work is starting on this...for example 1. GlobalPulse does great work raising profile of #bigdata. For analytical & operational work look for examples like @Flowminder #humanitarian uses in #Haiti.
Guillermo: So what are some of the most important/interesting psychological and social impacts of migration?
@Laurie @Mairi: Those kinds of things might feature as solutions at the Secretary General´s Climate Summit in September of this year. Hopefully at least these kinds of inspirations can get us all thinking about what more can be done...using big data, involving the private sector to enhance government work, getting findings like Dom´s in Bangladesh to policy makers.
Koko: Any interesting roles for the private sector you see?
Dominic: Yes, obviously getting planning right in the cities to receive these migrants - often from rural areas - will be key. Any cities getting it right on this, or at least showing signs of moving in the right direction?
@Laurie: a couple of ideas on roles for the private sector in helping address the nexus of #climatemigration, #livelihood resilience (as Sam pointed out), and #climate change
@Laurie: #climatechange #science already there – next big thing is understanding #climateimpacts (#lossanddamage, #livelihood degradation, #climatemigration). @UNU @Flowminder @ICCCAD
What would all of you say are the key things to put in place to make pro-active, adaptive migration an option for people threatened by climate impacts?
...and we need to do more to enhance livelihood at home, BEFORE migration becomes a sub-optimal solution. So tools like early warning systems for farmers, liveihood protection and safety nets like Sam pointed out, insurance, and other tools will be part of the mix.
@Atle Solberg: How have governments responded to the Nansen Initiative so far - positively or do they not want to know?
Guillermo: I can imagine how terrible that is. And how terrible the prospect of having to migrate and leave family, ancestral land and homes, graves of family members, etc. is. Simply moving is a tough upheaval for most people, without having lost everything, including your financial assets, first