Climate Change Impacts on Migration Laura Thompson IOM at FIW Bonn

Climate change has long had an impact on global migration flows, as people have historically left places with difficult or deteriorating circumstances. The scale of such flows, both internal and cross-border, is expected to rise as a result of accelerated climate change, with unprecedented impacts on living conditions. Is this effect amplified by the speed of information, caused by the ongoing digital development? Does digital progress greatly influence options for forecasting global migration flows and for developing policy choices with regard to anticipated temporary or permanent destinations?Climate change has long had an impact on global migration flows, as people have historically left places with difficult or deteriorating circumstances. The scale of such flows, both internal and cross-border, is expected to rise as a result of accelerated climate change, with unprecedented impacts on living conditions. Is this effect amplified by the speed of information, caused by the ongoing digital development? Does digital progress greatly influence options for forecasting global migration flows and for developing policy choices with regard to anticipated temporary or permanent destinations?

The five videos are filmed during the Q&A session of the presentation Climate Change Impacts on Migration held by Ms. Laura Thompson, Ambassador, Deputy Director General of the International Migration Organization (IOM) at the University of Bonn.

For further videos, please visit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VkcRi1OL1g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWY17RivtOE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2xUDIec54A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRVnjkul1c4

Source: University of Bonn