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Climate change and forced migration: a crisis in the making

online 23 February 2021 (4.30-5.30 pm CET)
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Climate change and forced migration: a crisis in the making

Sea level rise, flooding, wildfires, droughts, and other disasters are increasing due to climate change, putting stress on communities and even forcing people to leave their homes. Climate change is already affecting migration patterns around the world and will increasingly continue to do so in the future - The UN projects 200 million climate refugees by 2050.

On 23 February (4.30-5.30 pm CET), the Forum Talk will address this global challenge together with experts from politics, academia, law and inter-governmental organisations.

Speakers:

  • Alice BAILLAT, Associate Expert in the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division at the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), Switzerland
  • Monica FERIA-TINTA, Barrister (Specialist advocate), Twenty Essex Chambers, London, United Kingdom
  • Tasneem SIDDIQUI, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Refugee and Migrating Movements Research Unit of the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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