Climate Migration Organizational Map – Next100
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Climate Migration Organizational Map

This organizational map provides convenient access to the work that has been done for climate migration policy so far.

As climate migration is gaining more attention, it’s important to recognize the work that has already been done on the issue. The accompanying report, “A Collective Response for Just and Humane Climate Migration Policy,” is meant to build a foundational understanding of climate migration, who has been doing work in this sector in the United States, and assess the strengths and opportunities of the space. New actors can build off the work that has already been done and collaborate with existing organizations, because we are better together and there needs to be a cohesive movement to push solutions forward for climate migrants.

While I tried to do justice to the work that has been done in the report, it was challenging to include everything discussed in a single reference map. This map is meant to accompany the report to further define which organizations are working in this space and what work they have done. As I first began my journey working on climate migration, I also found myself wishing there was something that synthesized the work that has been done in the United States, and in particular a list of organizations that are engaged in this work. So I took matters into my own hands and put together the report and map to provide a resource that helps others who also want to engage in the space.

The map presents organizations that have focused on climate migration—and/or immigration and climate change as separate issues—on the federal or international level. While the report focuses on U.S. work, the map has a broad reach and includes organizations with an international focus. Furthermore, some organizations are focused in the United States, but also have ties with a broader international audience. The map includes organizations that have worked on campaigns, published research, held events, or have engaged in collaborations that are focused on climate migration since 2017. While each organization has had a varied amount of capacity and focus on climate migration over the years, I wanted to share as complete a picture as possible of the efforts thus far in the space. The organizations are divided into different categories based on each organization’s most prominent work. Relevant links are included to provide easier access to each organization’s climate migration work.

To keep the resource page up to date with the latest initiatives, please do not hesitate to reach out to [email protected].

About the Author

Diana Martinez Quintana Immigration

Diana is an immigrant rights and climate justice advocate, and a first-generation college graduate. At Next100, Diana worked to enhance our immigration system to recognize climate migrants so that climate-displaced people have a pathway to relocate in a safe and dignified way. Diana draws on her experience as an undocumented youth in the Dream Act movement, where she first became politically active.

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