Koko Warner, Director Global Data Institute (GDI), IOM
Dr Mark Tebboth, Associate Professor in Environment and Global Development, School of Global Development, University of East Anglia
Sarah Rosengaertner, Deputy Managing Director, Global Centre for Climate Mobility
Claire Kumar, Senior Research Fellow, ODI-Europe
Michai Robertson, Research Fellow, Climate and Sustainability, ODI
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?