The European Union-funded “Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy” (MECLEP) project was implemented between January 2014 and March 2017.

The project aimed to contribute to the global knowledge base on the relationship between migration and environmental and change. More specifically, it aimed to formulate policy options on how migration, including displacement and planned relocation, can benefit adaptation strategies to environmental and climate change. It involved research (desk reviews, household surveys and qualitative interviews), capacity-building and dialogue and knowledge sharing activities.

Pilot countries

The 6 project countries were Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, the Republic of Mauritius, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam.

The countries were selected based on the diversity of migration patterns and the environmental events they face

MECLEP Activities and Outputs



Enhance government capacity to take action on environmental migration

Dialogue and Knowledge sharing

Please visit the Environmental Migration Portal for more information and updates on Migration, Environment and Climate change, including infographicsmaps and a newsletter.

Click here for the complete list of MECLEP publications including national assessments, survey reports and working paper on methodology.


EUR 1.9 million of the budget was funded by the European Union under the Thematic Programme on Migration and Asylum (TPMA).