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Join us on 1 December 2021 for a webinar on Climate Change, Displacement, and Resettlement: Research and Policy Agendas Post-COP 26, hosted  Geography & Environmental Science, School of Sciences, University of Dundee, Scotland and jointly organised with the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, and the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies.

Climate change is increasingly recognised as a major driver of human displacement. Less attention has been paid to the human-environment processes associated with refugee and IDP resettlement. Seeking to fill this gap, this online event brings together experts from academia and policy to discuss current experiences and future projections on climate-induced resettlement.

The event will open with three academic presentations on current and ongoing research projects with a focus on Uganda, India, and Afghanistan, followed by a discussion and questions from the audience. The second half will feature a moderated panel discussion and subsequent Q&A on key research and policy agendas for the coming decade. Please see below for a detailed schedule: 

14:00 Three academic presentations  

  1. Environmental Change and Sustainable Livelihoods in Ugandan Refugee Hosting Landscapes, Lorraine van Blerk and Mark Cutler, University of Dundee, Scotland  
  1. Mapping the Missing Millions: A Critical Assessment of Geospatial Data, Environmental Conditions and Climate Change at the World's Refugee CampsJamon Van den Hoek, Oregon State University 
  1. Displacement and the Environment: Considering Settlements as Socio-Ecological SystemsAlark Saxena, Northern Arizona University and Anwesha Dutta, Chr. Michelsen Institute 

14:50 Discussion and Q&A, led by discussant Ilan Kelman, University College London 

15:20 Break 

15:30 Policy panel with the following speakers: 

16:00 Discussion and Q&A, led by moderator Antonio De Lauri, NCHS/Chr. Michelsen Institute 

16:30 End 


Register now to attend the Zoom Webinar:


To get in touch with the organisers please contact:

Anwesha Dutta, Chr. Michelsen Institute (

Lorraine van Blerk, University of Dundee (