Africa: Today, the Minister of State for Environment, Beatrice Atim Anywar, officiated at the deliberations carried out during the 2nd Day of the Inter-Ministerial Conference on Migration, Environment and Climate Change Conference in the East and Horn of Africa.
The theme of the Conference is “Enhancing cooperation in relation to climate change induced human mobility, including migration, displacement and planned relocation”.
The Conference is geared towards developing an integrated approach to climate change induced mobility across the region.
The Objectives of the Conference are;
(i) Bring together high-level participants from 12 regional Member States and the other African Member States to enhance cooperation in relation to climate change induced human mobility, including Migration, displacement and planned relocation.
(ii) Advance understanding of the links between climate change, human mobility and the importance of regional collaboration to ensure effective and accelerated action.
(iii) Explore areas of cooperation in mitigating the adverse effects and taking advantage of the opportunities of climate change-related mobility.
(iv) Consider how the Migration, Environment and Climate Change nexus can be elevated through collaborative efforts at global platforms, and in particular at UNFCCC COPs, including through a joint Declaration, towards an action-oriented, forward-looking, common position.
(v) Identify possible areas of strategic intervention by states, RECs, partners and the wider UN family and regional bodies.