13 Sep 2022

Climate-Driven Migration: Reporting on the Global Crisis Displacing Coastal Communities

  • Date
    13 Sep 2022, 09:00am
  • Location
    Virtual - EST Time
  • Organizer

    Earth Journalism Network 


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How can journalists tell impactful stories, hold their governments accountable and investigate proposed solutions?

Around the world, communities facing the impacts of climate change have been displaced from their homes or forced to migrate due to extreme weather changes, rising sea levels and threatened food security. 20 million people per year on average have been displaced by extreme weather events since 2008, and 140 million people from Africa, South Asia and Latin America are expected to move within their country’s borders by 2050.

In many parts of the world, particularly in coastal areas, this threat is already a reality. How can journalists interested in covering climate migration hold their governments accountable and investigate whether policymakers’ proposed solutions are equitable, scalable, sustainable and replicable?

Global and regional experts on migration and climate change will join us to share the latest research and potential solutions, plus take audience questions. This will be an interactive experience to share challenges and solutions from around the world.


  • Manuel Marques Pereira, Head of Division for Migration, Environment, Climate Change and Risk Reduction at the International Organization for Migration
  • Ritu Bharadwaj, Principal Researcher, Climate Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development
  • Liz Russell, Louisiana State Director at the Environmental Defense Fund


  • Lucienne Noel, EJN Coastal Resilience Thematic Expert
SDG 13 - Climate Action
SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities