7 July 2021 – On July 6 the British Council, C40 Cities-Mayors Migration Council Global Mayors Task Force on Climate and Migration (C40-MMC Task Force), the Global Parliament of Mayors (GPM), and International Organization for Migration (IOM) have joined and hosted a side event of the UN High Level Political Forum on climate change and human mobility.
Summary Side Event HLPF Climate Change and Human Mobility
The event highlighted that environmental migration is complex and multifaceted, and most people’s journeys will lead them to cities in the future. Migration and climate change issues are core concerns for current and future sustainable development, which cannot be addressed in silos. The UN High Level Political Forum side event on ‘Climate and Human Mobility’ served as a bridge between the review of SDGs 10 (reduced inequalities) and 13 (climate action) taking place at the HLPF, and also looked forward to COP26 in Glasgow, 2021.
Please see the full GPM report on the UN HLPF side event here.