Policy brief

Institutional Frameworks and Environmental Mobility


Jonas Bergmann and Susan F. Martin


Holistic institutional frameworks are needed to assist people with adapting to environmental change, either in-place or by providing mobility options. Such frameworks also need to help those who become displaced, those who remain behind, and those who host newcomers. They should incorporate all dimensions of mobility, capitalize on the existing development potential of migration, allow funding to be designated to adaptive mobility, enhance regional cooperation in addressing the consequences of environmental change, and facilitate an enabling environment for data collection, analysis, and research around the environment-mobility nexus.