Live Online Event: The Global Implications of Climate Migration

Update March 3: Here is the video in its entirety from the event. Click on the play button to start.

The Center for American Progress in Washington, DC is hosting an event entitled “The Global Implications of Climate Migration” on March 1, 2010, 10:00am – 11:30am. Speakers will discuss the intersection of climate change, development, and human migration. Here is the brief summary about the event from thier website:

It is inevitable that as global warming intensifies hurricanes, exacerbates drought, and adds to resource shortages, we will need to prepare for extreme conditions and responses, and this includes human migration. Some estimates suggest that as many as 200 million people could become climate migrants by 2050. The panelists will therefore discuss the implications of climate migration with regard to adaptation strategies, frameworks for addressing internal and international movements, and new, comprehensive strategies to deal with unique challenges.

The featured speakers include:

Neil Levine, Director, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, USAID
Susan Martin, Herzberg Professor of

International Migration, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
David Waskow, Climate Change Program Director, Oxfam America

Moderated by:
Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Click here for more information and to watch the live webcast on the day of the event.

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