12:30pm lunch, 1:00-2:30pm panel discussion (taped). All are welcome, a light lunch is provided.
Participants: Dr. Jenna Hennebry (Moderator), Dr. Robert McLeman, Dr. Simon Dalby, Dr. Alison Mountz, and Gabriel Williams.
Book launch and panel discussion presented by IMRC, as part of the BSIA International Governance Speaker Series.
There is growing concern that climate change will lead to large-scale population displacements and migration in coming decades. Some estimates suggest that by mid-century, hundreds of millions of people worldwide risk becoming environmental refugees. In 2013, a Kiribati man claimed political asylum in New Zealand, claiming that rising sea levels made it unsafe for him to continue living on his home island.
This panel of researchers will explore the scientific, political, and policy dimensions of the current debate over environmentally-related migration, and consider some of the important challenges that will face researchers and decision-makers in the years ahead.