Environmental migration in Brazil: Current context and systemic challenges
Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Policy Brief Series
Issue 5 | Vol.2 | May 2016
Environmental migration is already a reality in Brazil as a country of destination of cross-border displacement caused by disasters and internal migration. The impacts of climate change and disasters identified in the country, and in the region, indicate increasing human mobility.
However, there are gaps in policies and law concerning migration caused by disasters, climate change and other environmental changes, and lack of interaction between the legal frameworks on these issues. This policy brief aims to show these gaps and present some strategies to promote the following: (a) interaction among decision makers and policymakers; and (b) coordination of policies related to climate change and disaster management, as well as migration policies for preparedness and provision of adequate responses to environmental migration within and to Brazil.