According to recent estimates, almost 350 million people have been displaced due to natural disasters since 2008. Only a small fraction of these persons crossed international borders while most were able to return to their region of origin. Beyond forced mobility related to disasters, migration as a consequence of climate change is hard to measure as it is almost always brought about by a complex mix of factors.
How are domestic mobility and international migration affected by climate change and climate-related natural disasters? And what can we learn from the most common predictions regarding the number of people who will be displaced due to climate change?
To discuss these questions, The Swedish Development Forum (FUF) invites you to a seminar with the researchers Rainer Munz and Mathias Czaika for a discussion of their Delmi-commissioned study Climate Change, Displacement, Mobility and Migration: The State of Evidence, Future Scenarios, Policy Options. After presentation of the findings and the insights of the study, we will welcome questions and discussion with the audience.
Mathias Czaika, university professor in migration and integration and head of the Department for migration and globalization at Danube University Krems, Austria.
Rainer Münz, expert in demography and international migration and current visiting professor at the Central European University and the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna, Austria.
The research overview will be available on November 8th at The Migration Studies Delegation (Delmi) website.Delmi is an independent committee that initiates studies and supplies research results as a basis for future migration policy decisions and to contribute to public debate. As usual with Delmi publications, the authors are fully responsible for the report's contents, including its conclusions and policy recommendations.
We offer snacks and drinks.
Please note that the venue is located half a floor below street level with no elevator. The seminar is held in English.