International Organisation for Migration’s Intersessional Workshop on Climate Change
Richard Black recently spoke on behalf of the project at the International Organisation for Migration’s Intersessional Workshop on Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration, which is part of their International Dialogue on Migration 2011. His presentation was to over 200 representatives from member states and international organisations.
Professor Black presented to delegates from over 100 countries and senior representatives from several UN organisations, including UNU and UNHCR, alongside some of the world’s leading authorities on environmental migration, including academics, policy practitioners and national government representatives.
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The workshop explored the policy, research, operation and technical capacities required to manage the multifaceted impact of climate change and environmental degradation on human mobility. Professor Black presented work from the Foresight project in the first session: “Environmental migration state of the art: Where we are, where we need to go” and explored current research in the linkages between migration and environmental change. The IOM invited Professor Black to speak in recognition of the Migration and Global Environmental Change project analysis of the current evidence base and the contribution the final report will make to the research field and catalyse action amongst international policy makers.
Further details about the conference be found on the IOM website.