Combining quantitative and qualitative methods for a better understanding of the climate change-migration nexus

 

COST Action IS1101
Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory

Call for paper proposals:
“Combining quantitative and qualitative methods for a
better understanding of the climate change-migration nexus”
Seville, 28-29 September 2015 Continua a leggere

FMR ‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’

Forced Migration Review issue 49, entitled
‘Disasters and displacement in a changing climate’,
is now online at www.fmreview.org/climatechange-disasters

In light of the projected increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters associated with climate change, the number of people displaced in the context of disasters will inevitably rise. Existing national, regional and international legal regimes, however, currently respond to only some of the protection concerns arising from such displacement. Crafting an appropriate response will demand a cross-sectoral approach that addresses different forms of human mobility and which also recognises the local knowledge, values and beliefs of affected communities. Continua a leggere

Protecting People People Displaced

Conference announcement

Protecting People Displaced by Disasters and Climate Change

A Presentation by Prof. Walter Kaelin

Tuesday 28 April 2015 6.15pm – 7.30pm
University of Geneva 40 Bd du Pont d’Arve, 1205, Geneva
Room MS130

Further information and registration: info-gsi@unige.ch

Every year around the world, millions of people are forcibly displaced by floods, windstorms, earthquakes or droughts. Many find refuge within their own country but some have to go abroad. In the context of climate change, such movements are likely to increase. National and international responses to this challenge are insufficient and protection for affected people remains inadequate.

Prof. Walter Kaelin, Envoy of the Chairmanship of the Nansen Initiative will talk about the global situation, and the work of the Nansen Initiative. Launched in 2012 by Switzerland and Norway, the Nansen Initiative is a state-led consultative process to build consensus on a Protection Agenda addressing the needs of people displaced across borders in the context of disasters and climate change.


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Corso ASMiRA sulle migrazioni forzate

Via da casa – Riflessioni sulle cause delle migrazioni forzate

Programma corso ASMiRAIl corso è diviso in 3 moduli per un totale di 10 lezioni, aperte a studenti, operatori e chiunque nutra interesse
per i temi trattati, che avranno come filo conduttore
le cause delle migrazioni forzate, analizzando diversi
scenari che spingono le persone ad abbandonare le
proprie case: dall’apolidia al cambiamento climatico, passando per le discriminazioni di genere e etniche ed esempi specifici come il caso della Siria.
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Does Climate Change Move You?

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for the short course:

Does Climate Change Move You? Understanding climate impacts on migration and the concepts, methods, and policies behind them
http://www.transre.org/en/news/call-applications-short-course-does-climate-change-move-you/

Date: 22.06.2015 – 26.06.2015
Place: University of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand (www.cmu.ac.th)
No participation fee

Deadline for application: 31st March 2015
Notification of acceptance: 30th April 2015

Short course theme and objectives:

Recent natural disasters such as Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013 and the Great Flood in Thailand in 2011 have shown the severe consequences of increasingly common extreme climatic events on the lives of millions of people. Climate change will not only impact daily life, but also may result in new and trying challenges, such as increased migration, conflicts, and humanitarian crises. The official UN organization established to combat climate change (UNFCCC) has recognized that these issues require urgent action. At the same time, international organizations (e.g. IOM, UNHCR), national governments, and a growing research community have intensified their engagement with the issue. What have they learned? What kinds of policies have they come up with? And will this help tackle these challenges?

The short course will explore the impacts of climate change, using the relationship between climate change and migration as a focal point. The objective is to introduce the participants to the issue and give an overview on a conceptual, methodological, and policy-oriented level.

The short course will enable the participants:

. to understand the relationship between climate change and migration and the scientific and policy discourses around the issue
. to comprehend the concepts of livelihoods, vulnerability, and resilience for the analysis of the relationship
. to apply social science research methods, particularly Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Network Analysis, and Multi-Sited Ethnography
. to gain insights on community-based climate change adaptation
. to learn about policies and actors in the field of climate change and migration

Application:

This short course aims to invite master level students, early PhD candidates of different disciplines as well as representatives from NGOs, research agencies, and policymakers to participate.

Please send:

. a letter of motivation (outline the links to the issues of your interest; max. 1 page) and
. a short bio (half page)
to the organizers of the workshop:

– Dr. Panomsak Promburom, Centre for Agricultural Resource Systems Research, University of Chiang Mai
– Dr. Patrick Sakdapolrak, Research Group Leader, TransRe Research Group, Department of Geography, University of Bonn: transreinfo@giub.uni-bonn.de

Local host of the workshop:

Centre for Agricultural Resource Systems Research, University of Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Thailand. For more information see: www.cmu.ac.th

Travel and accommodation:

Accommodation expenses and short course related expenses will be covered.

Organizers:

TransRe Project, University of Bonn, Germany (www.transre.org)
CARSR, Chiang Mai University, Thailand (www.mcc.cmu.ac.th)
Environmental Programme, Raks Thai Foundation, Thailand (http://www.raksthai.org)
International Organization for Migration (IOM), Bangkok Office, Thailand (th.iom.int)

This workshop is funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

For further information see: http://www.transre.org/en/news/call-applications-short-course-does-climate-change-move-you/


Note: The material contained in this communication comes from the
Forced Migration Discussion List which is moderated by Forced Migration
Online, Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), Oxford Department of International
Development, University of Oxford. It does not necessarily reflect the
views of the RSC or the University. If you re-print, copy, archive or
re-post this message please retain this disclaimer. Quotations or
extracts should include attribution to the original sources.