Human Mobility and Climate Justice

In 2021, HIP began to have different conversations with partners from our Migration and Forced Displacement program to listen and learn about how they address the relationship between climate change and the movement of people at local and regional levels, particularly in Central America. We learned that it was necessary to dig deeper and to do it with more organizations throughout the region. We also realized there was a need to highlight the intersections between climate justice and migrant justice.

Since 2022, HIP and El Derecho A No Obedecer, have worked together to visualize and understand the intersection between climate justice and human mobility across the region. Through conversations with key partners, research, stakeholder mapping, and more, we identified that there are stakeholders in the region who are working on these intersecting topics, but in silos, and often from different perspectives. That is why there is a need to create a common ground at the regional level that explores new strategies, standardizes concepts, shares analysis, and allows the wide variety of stakeholders to create an agenda reflective of an intergenerational and human rights lens. 

As part of this work, we hosted three intergenerational dialogues, commissioned research, and developed a limited podcast series.

The state of climate change and human mobility was conceptualized with El Derecho a No Obedecer (DANO) and project of the Corporación Otraparte in order to understand the current ecosystem of impact and support that exists in the nexus between climate and migration.

The intergenerational dialogues were hosted with the aim of learning more about the ecosystem of actors working across these issues, their progress, tools, and areas of opportunity. This space was also created to elevate their ideas and generate a collective agenda from the different perspectives.

In addition, this summary and analysis provides recommendations for advancing the climate change and displacement agenda in the Americas.

The launch of our podcast, Climática, El pronóstico del clima que no has escuchado (Climate, the weather forecast you haven't heard) includes stories and analysis on human mobility associated with climate in Latin America.

We will continue our bridging efforts to connect local actors with local and international agendas. Follow us on social media to stay informed!

About El Derecho a No Obedecer

El Derecho a No Obedecer (The Right to Not Obey) is an advocacy platform of the Fernando González Corporation - Otraparte that creates, develops and accompanies advocacy processes with the purpose of legitimizing the civic participation of young people to transform unjust realities through advocacy processes in public decisions and social imaginaries in five departments of Colombia (Antioquia, Bogotá D.C, Bolívar, Norte de Santander and Valle del Cauca), with projects and activities in Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico, focused on three themes: climate justice, mobilization and peaceful protest, and migration.