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Climate Change and Migration

Climate Change and Migration
Thursday, June 17, 2021 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.   
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Program Fee:
Free for Members | $15 for Non-Members
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Migration caused by climate change is a reality experienced every day in different parts of the world.  Where do we stand on this critical issue? This event will review the current policy and legal status of climate change migration, mostly at the international level.  In addition to focusing on the impacts, drivers, and transit patterns, the event will provide an overview of the relationship between global health, migration and climate change.  Possible solutions to prevent or limit migration caused by climate change will also be presented with examples of technologies that could address certain issues resulting from climate change. 

A review of the current legal immigration framework will be presented underlying the insufficiency of the existing legal tools and possible options.  Thereafter, current policy and strategic aspects of climate change and migration (e.g. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration) will be exposed, including thoughts on the necessity to involve all essential actors.  This event aims to raise awareness regarding the issue of climate change and migration and assist the audience in brainstorming possible ways to tackle the critical issue through their actions.
Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, Thematic Specialist, Migration, Environment and Climate Change, International Organization for Migration, IOM Office to the United Nations
Nadia Kaddour, KMA LAW, P.C.
Lawrence E. Gostin, ProfessorO’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law
Kayly Ober, Senior Advocate and Program Manager, Climate Displacement Program, Refugees International
Rachel Payne, Managing Director, Head of Innovation and Technology, FullCycle

Sponsoring Committee:
Immigration & Nationality Law, Danny Alicea, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
International Environmental Law, Ken Rivlin , Chair
Environmental Law, Bethany Davis Noll and Margaret Barry,  Co-Chairs
International Human Rights Law, Lauren Melkus, Chair
United Nations, Clayton T. Cheney, Chair

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