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For over ten years, Samuel Hall has worked in fragile and conflict-prone settings across 60+ countries. Many of these places are among the most vulnerable to climate change. There are several gaps in climate and migration research – gaps that urgently need addressing.
Samuel’s Hall’s latest short paper outlines our position on climate migration. In a context where climate migration has been characterised by some as a ‘worse case scenario’, and yielded by populists and nationalists to stoke fear, there is a need for evidence-based policy-making derived from research that centres the voices of communities.
Focusing on the need for rapid, community-owned and led action, this report nods to local governance initiatives leading climate justice movements across the globe and spotlights some key projects and commitments in this area.