30 Nov 2021

M8 Alliance Webinar: How climate change affects the health of migrants and refugees

  • Date
    20 Nov 2021, 17:00pm
  • Location

M8 Alliance Webinar 

How climate change affects the health of migrants and refugees

Registration (free of charge but compulsory)


WELCOME by Luciano Saso, Sapienza University of Rome, Coordinator M8 Alliance Webinar Series on Migrant and Refugee Health 

PANEL SESSION moderated by François Gemenne, The Hugo Observatory
Department of Geography, University of Liège, Belgium

Intersections between migration, climate change and health: existing research gaps; areas of engagement by Lancet Migration by Miriam Orcutt, Lancet migration, UK (10’)

A changing environment and the health security of people forced to move by Manuel Carballo, International Centre for Migration, Health and Development (ICMHD) Geneva, Switzerland (10’)

Mobility, social cohesion and health outcomes in transformations to city sustainability by Anita H. Fábos, International Development, Community & Environment (IDCE) Clark University, Worcester, MA, USA (10’)

Links between climate risks, migration, and health outcomes by Robert McLeman, Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON, Canada (10’)

The health impacts of internal displacement in the context of climate change and disasters: Key findings from case studies in Ethiopia and Somalia by Louisa Yasukawa, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Norwegian Refugee Council, Geneva, Switzerland (10’)

Climate change, migration and health: interconnected challenges for the 21st century by Alice Baillat, Thematic Specialist, Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division, IOM Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland (10’)