Environmental Migration Week - Event Registration

Environmental Migration Week - Event Registration

Environmental Migration Week

Over the last decade, the issue of environmental migration has drawn headlines across the globe. However, the often times simplistic public narratives obscure the fact that environmental migration is not a straightforward matter. On the contrary, it constitutes a highly complex topic, which cannot effortlessly be differentiated from other both environmental and socio-economic-political drivers of contemporary migration. As a consequence, a growing number of scholars are dedicating their research to the field of environmental migration studies.

  • What characterizes environmental induced migration and how does it differ from other types of migration?
  • What are its local, regional, and global trends?
  • How is it related to the intersections of inequalities based on gender, income, ethnicity, and citizenship?
  • What should be the social and legal protections for environmental migrants?
  • What policy measures and strategies of social intervention does environmental migration call for?
  • How do local, regional, and international organizations deal with the issue? What are their experiences and challenges?

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    EVENT PROGRAM

    May 31st, 3pm - CEST
    Roundtable 1 - Environmental migration: different continents, different challenges?
    Roundtable 1 - Environmental migration: different continents, different challenges?
    Environmental migration: different continents, different challenges?
    Migraciones ambientales: diferentes continentes, distintos retos?

    Round table 1 will debate contrasts and similarities between continents. What is the socio-historical and environmental mechanisms that shape migration on different continents? To what extent are distant territories and populations impacted by common processes?

    Welcoming: Sònia Parella (CERM/GEDIME)
    Speakers:
  • Erika Pires Ramos. Red Sudamericana para las Migraciones Ambientales (RESAMA) (Brazil)
  • Emma Porio. Ateneo de Manila University. (Philippines)
  • Awil Mohamoud. The African Diaspora Policy Centre (ADPC) (The Netherlands)
  • Etienne Piguet. Université de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

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    June 1st, 3pm - CEST
    Roundtable 2 - Social inequalities and (im)mobility due to environmental causes
    Roundtable 2 -  Social inequalities and (im)mobility due to environmental causes
    Social inequalities and (im)mobility due to environmental causes
    Desigualdades sociales e (in)movilidades por causas ambientales

    Round Table 2 addresses the interfaces between social inequalities and environmental deterioration as seen through the optics of (im)mobility. How do environmental degradation and climate change generate or increase inequalities according to certain social categories (gender, social class, work environment, means of subsistence, and rural/urban areas)? How do different capacities of mobility intersect with these inequalities?

    Welcoming: Søren Tinning (CERM/GEDIME)
    Speakers:
  • Jesús Marcos Gamero Rus. Universidad Carlos III (UC3M) (Spain)
  • Jesús M. Castillo. Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
  • Sara Vigil. Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Mexico)

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    June 2nd, 3pm - CEST
    Roundtable 3 - Legal and ethical issues related to environmental migration
    Roundtable 3 - Legal and ethical issues related to environmental migration

    Legal and ethical issues related to environmental migration
    El tratamiento jurídico y ético de las migraciones ambientales

    Roundtable 3 discusses the legal frameworks applied to environmental migrations and displacements. In what ways are environmental migrations dealt with under different legal systems? What are the political and legal responses needed to protect environmental migrants?

    Welcoming: David Moya (CERM/Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya)
    Speakers:
  • Alejandra Mancilla. Universitetet i Oslo (UiO) (Norway)
  • Susana Borràs. Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Beatriz Felipe. Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Raúl Campusano Droguett. Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile)

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    June 2nd, 6pm - CEST
    Cultural Debate - Humanitarian Cinema in a world of environmental crisis
    Cultural Debate - Humanitarian Cinema in a world of environmental crisis

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    June 3rd, 3pm - CEST
    Roundtable 4 - The role of Local and International Organizations in the face of environmental migration

    Roundtable 4 - The role of Local and International Organizations in the face of environmental migration
    The role of International Organizations in the face of environmental migration
    El papel de las organizaciones internacionales en el abordaje de la migración ambiental

    Roundtable 4 will facilitate the exchange of experiences and challenges facing international organizations as they address the issue of environmental migration. What are the current social intervention strategies applied in support of environmental migrants? What are the obstacles international organizations meet in this endeavour and what initiatives have been successful?

    Welcoming: Thales Speroni (CER-M) and Maria Jesús (OIM - Spain)
    Ponentes:
  • Dina Ionesco. International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Juan C. Méndez. Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD)
  • Amali Tower. Climate Refugees

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    June 4th, 3pm - CEST
    Roundtable 5 - Future scenarios of a world of migration and environmental crisis
    Roundtable 5 - Future scenarios of a world of migration and environmental crisis

    Future scenarios of a world of migration and environmental crisis
    Escenarios futuros de un mundo de migraciones y crisis ambientales

    Roundtable 5 will discuss the future of migration in a world of environmental and climate crises. What are the implications of different socio-environmental scenarios for international migrations? How can transformations in public debates have a positive impact? What kind of societal adaptations and transformations should be promoted to adequately respond to the challenges of environmental migration?

    Welcoming: Clara Piqueras (CER-M) and Janna Dallmann (CER-M)

    Speakers:
  • Miguel Pajares. Universitat de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Søren Tinning. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
  • Kira Vinke. Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) (Germany)
  • François Gemenne. Sciences Po (France)
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