Close to 190 countries are set to adopt the groundbreaking UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. Among its many features, the Compact recognizes the contributions of migrants to the development of their host and origin countries. Migrant workers fill gaps in the labour market in host countries. The money that they send back home helps their families to achieve their own sustainable development goals.
From blistering heatwaves and high-intensity natural disasters to melting sea ice and biodiversity loss, the impacts of global warming are more visible than ever. The recent “Global Warming of 1.5°C” report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms the need to strongly commit to the Paris Agreement’s aims of limiting global warming to well below 2°C and, even better, limiting warming to 1.5°C. It is clear: All stakeholders must raise their ambition, take urgent action and make unprecedented transitions now to achieve a carbon-neutral world by mid-century.