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.
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
- 6 National country-level assessments and 6 research reports
- Final comparative report "Making mobility work for adaptation to environmental changes: Results from the MECLEP global research"
- Methodology paper "How can migration support adaptation? Different options to test the migration-adaptation nexus"
- 5 Infographics and 6 Regional Maps
- Glossary in 3 languages
Enhance government capacity to take action on environmental migration
Dialogue and Knowledge sharing
- Facilitate policy coherence and cooperation nationally and regionally
- National level technical working groups
- National policy consultations
- Global online information-sharing platform
- Environmental Migration Portal Newsletters
- Video on MECLEP research in Haiti "Environmental Change, Natural Disasters and Human Mobility in Haiti"
- 20 Policy Briefs
- Data Brief
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).