Climate and Human Migration, book launch and panel discussion

Friday, January 31, 2014 in the CIGI Seagram Room, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Ontariorobert mcleman book cover

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.

McLeman, Robert A. 2013. Climate and Human Migration: Past Experiences, Future Challenges. Cambridge University Press. 9781107606708

See the video HERE