The Cancun Agreements adopted at the 2010 UNFCCC conference identify three forms of “climate change induced” movement:
- Displacement: situations where people are forced to leave their homes or places of habitual residence as a result of a disaster or in order to avoid the impact of an immediate and foreseeable natural hazard.
- Planned relocation: It is a planned process in which persons or groups of persons move or are assisted to move away from their homes or place of temporary residence and are settled in a new location. They are provided with the conditions for rebuilding their lives.
Hence, climate induced migration is one of the three types of climate induced movement.