PERRO hosts event on climate change and migration…

10315349-standardThe United Nations predicts that by 2050, there could be as many as 150 million “climate refugees” around the globe – people forced to flee their homes because of a changing climate. Many of those forced to migrate because of climate change will come from Latin America. We have already seen the impact of the drought in northern Mexico over the past three years and hurricanes like Hurricane Mitch, Stan and Wilma. We will see more of these extreme weather events in the coming years. Governments need to acknowledge that these events will result in increased migration and prepare to assist those who are forced to migrate.

Come to a discussion on…
* How will climate change force people to migrate?
* How does US immigration policy need to change to address climate change?
* What international agreements need to be made to deal with this crisis?

Wednesday, April 17th – 6:30 PM
Casa Michoacán – 1638 S. Blue Island Ave.

Co-sponsored by PERRO and La Red Mexicana de Líderes y Organizaciones Migrantes

Please see our event page and let us know you are coming…

2 thoughts on “PERRO hosts event on climate change and migration…

  1. I want to participate in the discussion and i am doing ph. D on climate change and securitization of migration.

  2. You can look at recently pujblished books and papers on climate change-induced displacement, see:

    OHCA-IDMC: Monitoring disaster displacement in the context of climate change (Geneva: Norwegian Refugee Council – Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre/ United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 2009).

    Renaud, F.: Environmental Migration: Promoting a “no Regrets” Approach Today (Bonn: International Center for Conversion Bulletin 53: 1-2, 2010).

    Renaud, F., J. J. Bogardi, et al.: Control, Adapt or Flee – How to Face Environmental Migration? (Intersections 5. Bonn, United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security, 2007).

    Renaud, F./O. Dun/et al.: A Decision Framework for Environmentally Induced Migration (International Migration 49(S1): 5-29, 2011).

    Warner, K.: Global Environmental Change and Migration: Governance Challenges (Global Environmental Change 20(3): 402-413, 2010).

    Warner, K./Laczko, F.: Migration, environment and development: new directions for research. International migration and development – continuing the dialogue: legal and policy perspectives. J. Chamie and L. Dall’Oglio (New York: Center for Migration Studies/ International Organisation for Migration: 235-252, 2008).

    Zetter, R.: Legal and Normative Frameworks. (Forced Migration Review 31: 62-63, 2008).

    Bogumil Terminski, Environmentally Induced Displacement. Theoretical Frameworks and Current Challenges, CEDEM Working Paper, University of Liege, 2012

    Bogumil Terminski, Environmentally-Induced Displacement and Human Security, Geneva, 2012

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