Lloyd Axworthy discusses the impacts of climate change on human mobility.

COP26, Climate Change and Migration

World Refugee & Migration Council members followed the discussions at the 2021 Glasgow United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) closely. In particular, they were looking to see how conversations and commitments could lead to future efforts toward climate change adaption and a recognition that migration can be part of those efforts. Here’s what they said. […]

Bangkok Floods

Climate Migrants Can’t Wait for Global Frameworks

World Refugee & Migration Council Vice-President of Research Elizabeth Ferris wrote about the relationship between climate change and human mobility in the Wilson Quarterly. Read the full article here. “In today’s world where anti-immigrant sentiment is alive and well, where multilateral institutions are weak, where (at least in the U.S.), some reject the evidence that […]

Nuevo grupo de trabajo de alto nivel: una respuesta regional es crucial para atender la migración en América del Norte y Centroamérica

Un nuevo grupo de trabajo de alto nivel lanzado hoy reúne a la sociedad civil, a líderes empresariales, a investigadores académicos y a antiguos responsables políticos para impulsar respuestas colectivas y regionales a los problemas de seguridad económica y de gobernanza a largo plazo que impulsan a los migrantes y a los solicitantes de asilo a abandonar sus hogares.

Event Report: Building Political Will in the Americas

Read the report of our panel discussion with three leaders — Madeleine Albright in the United States, Lloyd Axworthy in Canada and Mayu Brizuela de Ávila in El Salvador — on the domestic and regional actions and policies as well as the international peace and security diplomacy needed to build political will and transform governance to reset the response to forced displacement. New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof moderated the event co-hosted by the Aspen Ministers Forum.