10:00—11:30 AM EDT | 3:00-4:30PM GMT
ODI's offices
London, SE1 8NJ

From Evidence to Action: Understanding Climate Mobility


Koko WarnerDirector Global Data Institute (GDI), IOM

Dr Mark TebbothAssociate Professor in Environment and Global Development, School of Global Development, University of East Anglia

Sarah RosengaertnerDeputy Managing Director, Global Centre for Climate Mobility

Claire KumarSenior Research Fellow, ODI-Europe


Michai Robertson, Research Fellow, Climate and Sustainability, ODI

This event is co-hosted with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM)

The relationship between climate change and human mobility is critical and becoming particularly prominent, with climate change now causing more new displacements annually than conflict. It is also eroding adaptation resources. Not everyone is able to move safely, leaving many stuck in place and without the option of moving to escape the impacts of climate change.

This event will explore the various interactions between climate change and human mobility, including a number of emerging research areas which have received less attention to date. Building on the existing forecasts for how climatic hazards and their impacts will increasingly affect human mobility, we will address mobility as an adaptation option, the subject of involuntary immobility, as well as other overlooked areas such as how labour mobility can support green transitions and city-level adaptation planning. Specifically, the event aims to shift the dialogue away from macro-level projections and abstract conceptual frameworks to delve into concrete policy implications by asking: what are the near-term adaptation and development planning options for policymakers? And how we move from evidence to action?

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