Climate and Migration: What’s the evidence?
09 Sep 2021, 14:00pm
From 14:00-15:30 BST/15:00-16:30 CEST
Some areas worldwide are becoming less habitable due to increasingly extreme climate-related hazards. Other areas could become more habitable, allowing new economic activities such as agriculture or tourism. International processes, particularly those on migration and displacement, climate change and disaster risk reduction, increasingly refer to the links between climate change and human mobility. However, these links are not always grounded in evidence, and this increased attention has not led to the coordinated, significant policy or legislative change that is required.
To adequately address human mobility in international and national policy responses, the links between climate change, displacement and migration need to be better understood.
This high-level roundtable will bring together practitioners, policy makers and academics to critically reflect on the influence of climate change on migration and displacement and what can be done about it.
IOM`s Special Envoy for Migration and Climate Action, Ms. Caroline Dumas will deliver keynote remarks.
This event is co-hosted by Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).