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Ecuador II: Addressing Migration, Climate Change and Environmental Degradation at local level in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Key facts

Requesting authority: Andean University Simón Bolívar (UASB) – Ecuador (coordinator); Provincial Government of Salta, Argentina; Autonomous Government of the Municipality El Puente, Bolivia; Chilean Network of Municipalities for Climate Change; South American Network for Environmental Migrations (RESAMA)
Experts involved: SPAIN, ECUADOR
Time Frame: June 2019 - present
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Objective

To foster regional and international cooperation among central governments, local governments and academia on issues related to migration, climate change and the environment in Latin America and the Caibbean.

Specific objectives:

  • To enhance the knowledge of local governments in Latin America and Caribbean on the links between climate change and environmental degradation and migration considering sex, age, and ethnicity among other factors.
  • To strengthen the dialogue and exchange of practices of local governments in Latin America and Caribbean on the links between climate change and environmental degradation and migration considering sex, age, and ethnicity among other factors

Activities

Activity 1: Regional seminar on “Addressing Migration, Climate Change and Environmental Degradation at local level in LAC

Activity 2: Remote support to draft the practices, conclusions and recommendations from the regional seminar

Activity 3: Presentation of the practices, conclusions and recommendations from the regional seminar at a side event of the COP 25

Results and outputs

Results:

  • The knowledge on migration linked to climate change with a focus on an intersectional and gender-sensitive approach is improved at Latin America and Caribbean level, thus contributing to enhancing the countries’ preparedness and response to the challenges related to migration, climate change, and environment.
  • Dialogue and exchange of practices on migration related to climate change and environmental degradation will be enhanced through the organisation a regional seminar, a side-event at the COP 25, the establishment of a Latin American Network of Local Governments on Environmental Migration and the preparation of a comprehensive report on the results of the regional seminar.

Outputs:

  • Production of a report summarising and compiling the various practices presented in the regional seminar and outlining its outcomes, findings and discussions, and comprising policy-oriented recommendations as well as operational measures with a specific focus at the local level and adopting an intersectional and gender-sensitive approach, so that these can inform and shape policy on tackling migration linked to climate change. 
 

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