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Webinar | Conceptualizing Policy – Do ‘Climate Refugees’ or ‘Environmental Migrants’ Really Exist?

What are the terms used to label people whose reasons for moving are related to floods, tropical storms, droughts, glacier melting, earthquakes and other natural hazards? ‘Environmental migrants’? ‘Climate refugees’? ‘Disaster displaced persons’? During this webinar, leading scholars will share critical reflections on how we frame the issue of human mobility in ‘environmental’ contexts and its policy implications.

The discussion will be moderated by David James Cantor, founding Director of the Refugee Law Initiative (RLI) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Speakers include:

  • Walter Kaelin, Platform on Disaster Displacement
  • Koko Warner, UNFCCC Secretariat
  • Francois Gemenne, Hugo Observatory
  • Max Martin, University of Sussex

This session is part of a seminar series convened by the Refugee Law Initiative and its Internal Displacement Research Programme, in partnership with the Platform on Disaster Displacement.

The series brings together diverse scholarly and practitioner perspectives on how law and policy can respond to global human mobility and environmental challenges.  Its six topical sessions will be broadcast live in an interactive format via Zoom.

Register to the first session: https://rli.sas.ac.uk/events/event/23011

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