Panel Discussion

Climate Migration: Implications for Peace Policy

Date

09/11/2021

Start

03:00 p.m. (CET)

End

04:00 p.m. (CET)


  • Climate change influences global migration patterns, and thus developments regarding peace and security policy. The World Bank recently published its report “Groundswell II,” in which it points out the connections between climate change, migration, and conflict, alongside discussing possible solutions. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will hold its 26th Conference of the Parties in Glasgow from 31 October to 12 November 2021, is seeking to address the consequences of climate migration as part of a five-year programme. In this context, important questions arise: How do climate change and migration affect peace and security worldwide? How are climate change, migration, and conflict interlinked? How can the international community deal with increasing human mobility in times of climate change? How can cooperative solutions and modes of peaceful coexistence be promoted? In order to maintain sustainable peace in times of global warming, German foreign policy must recognise the connection between climate change, migration, and conflict – and develop solutions. On Tuesday 9 November 2021, the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) and the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) jointly invite all interested parties to a discussion event online. We would like to explore further with you areas of tension between climate migration, conflict, and international politics, as well as best political approaches to solutions. Dr. Christiane Fröhlich (GIGA), Dr. Sarah Nash (University of Vienna), and Dr. Delf Rothe (IFSH) will provide insight into their many years of research on the topics at hand in discussing the possibilities and priorities of a peace-policy approach to climate migration. 

    Speakers: Dr. Christiane Fröhlich is Research Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. Dr. Sarah Nash is Research Fellow at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences in Vienna. Dr. Delf Rothe is Research Fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) in Hamburg. Moderation: Dr. Miriam Prys-Hansen is Lead Research Fellow at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg.


    Location

    Online event

    Language

    German

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