Conference: Climate Induced Displacement: Challenges and Opportunities

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
34 Hillhouse Avenue (LUCE ), 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Promoted by RITM

A two-day event focusing on Climate Induced Migration and Displacement will be hosted at the Yale Macmillan Center on October 12 and 13 with the generous support of the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund and the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses.

The purpose of this event is to draw attention to the scope and complexity of climate migration and displacement issues as the fall UNFCCC discussions and conclusion of the Global Compact on Migration approaches and to produce useful outcomes that may accelerate global action on climate induced migration and displacement. Experts will address a number of perspectives including the economic, social and legal impacts of climate migration and displacement.

A key component of the program will be a gap analysis of climate science needed to support Climate-Induced Displacement law and policy; topics will include the role of climate information in the legal and policy frameworks, and data tools, such as the Climate Resilience Toolkit, climate reports, and perspectives on future global climate change around the limits of inhabitability.

The October 13 experts’ event will also summarize findings from a June 2018 technical workshop held in Asheville, NC, that was supported by Infrastructure Services Group, LLC; CASE Consultants International and the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies / NC State University (NCICS/NCSU); NOAA-NCEI staff.