Climate change impacts are altering patterns of human mobility worldwide and researchers and policy makers are increasingly aware of this connection. However, the relationship between the impacts of climate change and human mobility is complex. There are different types of climate-related (im)mobility, like migration, displacement, planned relocation and trapped populations, each with different implications regarding policy responses and impacts on the lives of the affected people.
A new, freely available e-learning course, jointly developed by UNU-EHS, UNU-VIE and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, will provide learners with a profound understanding of human mobility in the context of climate change.
The impacts of climate change are already visible throughout the world. Extreme weather events are becoming more intense and frequent across the globe and gradual environmental changes are placing people’s lives and livelihoods at risk. Rising sea levels, falling groundwater levels, flooding and other climate-related hazards can even force people to leave their homes. However, as the e-learning course demonstrates, regions or communities facing the impacts of climate change can reduce the risk of displacement by investing in adaptation and disaster risk reduction.
For more information and to register for the course, visit the UNU-EHS website.