HPA’s Webinar on “Climate Change and Migration” Completed
4 June 2021
The Hydropoliticss Academy of Ankara – Turkey organized an International Webinar on 21st Century ,Climate Change and Migration on 3 June 2021 The webinar covered the following topics:
Even if the majority of this migration is internal, there are still severe gaps in the international protection on a regional and international level which need to be adequately addressed. So it is worth to ask that what has hindered the international community from responding to the challenge?
The increasing environmental challenges humanity is facing are globally recognized today. Migration is one of the adaptive solution for those affected by environmental degradation. Due to its geographical and socio-economic specificities. Some countries are particularly exposed to environmental pressure and consequent human mobility, both directly, through the impacts on its population and economy, and indirectly, through the impact on neighboring societies.
Policymakers also need to be empowered at the national, local, or regional and international levels to be able to address the complex nexus of migration, environment and climate.
The webinar aimed to raise awarenes to minimize forced and unmanaged migration as much as possible.In this perspective, Hydropolitics Academy Webinar on “21 st Century Climate Change and Migration” aims to bring together high level experts to raise awarenes about the relation between migration and lack of sustainable water management and Climate adaptation policies
At the webinar, following points were highlighted
- What are the linkages between human mobility, environment and climate?
- What is environmental migration and who is an environmental migrant?
- Who is climate change refugee?
- How can we designate people moving for environmental reasons?
- What are the already existing relevant principles, rights and instruments?
- Will all environmental migrants come to the industrialized world?
- How do climate change and environmental degradation impact migration and forced displacement in particular?
- What are the effects that we can observe today, and how will the impact evolve in the future?
- Interrelation sea level rise , temperature increase climate variability and climate change migration
- The lack of a unified view on definitions and scope of the policy issue at stake.
- The lack of forums to discuss and negotiate actions on climate-driven displacements.
To address these challenges and more, HPA brought together leading experts and academics in a roundtable discussions webinar.
The webinar hosted 4 internationally renowned speakers who are affiliated with institutions working on the subject.
40 participants followed the webinar from different parts of the world .The presentations were followed by a Q&A session where the speakers and participants made clarifying remarks about the subjects covered in the Webinar and agreed to continue cooperating with the Hydropolitics Academy
1. Camille De Coz
Climate & Migration Nexus
2. Dr. Caroline Zickgraf, Deputy Director of the Hugo Observatory:
Environment, Migration and Politics
3. Merve Suzan Ilik Bilben, Akdeniz University:
Climate Change Induced Migration
4. Dr. Isaie Dougnon, Fordham University USA
Water & Migration Nexus