adelphi Session

Moving Forwards: What’s Next on the Research Agenda for Climate-related Migration and Displacement?
30 September, 5-6 pm

Research on the links between climate change and migration and displacement has advanced quickly in recent years, providing both new methodologies and an expansive body of empirical work also looking at the security implications. This session brought together speakers from new and ongoing research initiatives aiming to provide policymakers with more robust tools and insights to inform projects, programmes and funding priorities, including a deeper understanding of how the nexus between migration, climate change and security plays out in particular countries and regions.

In particular, the session looked at three research initiatives: HABITABLE – Linking Climate Change, Habitability and Social Tipping Points: Scenarios for Climate Migration (2020-2024), the largest project on climate change and migration that has ever been funded by the European Commission's Horizon 2020 programme, the GIZ’s Global Programme on Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change (2017-2023) and insights from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) into regional trends, priorities, recommendations and concrete actions based on their experience in West, Central and Northern Africa.

Dennis Tänzler, Director of International Climate Policy, adelphi

  • François Gemenne, Director, Hugo Observatory on Environment, Migration, and Politics, University of Liège

  • Dorothea Rischewski, Head of Programme, Global Programme Sustainable Management of Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change, GIZ

  • Hind Aissaoui Bennani, Regional specialist on migration, environment and climate change, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar

This can be re-watched here.