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Two weeks after the end of COP26, on December 1, 2021, the Prioritizing the Displacement-Environment Nexus project team organized a webinar with partners from the University of Dundee that brought together researchers and policy experts to discuss the relationships linking climate change, human displacement, and resettlement. The event was funded by the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies.

The first half featured three presentations on current and ongoing academic research projects on the social and environmental dynamics of displacement and resettlement, followed by a discussion with Ilan Kelman, University College London:

  • Environmental Change and Sustainable Livelihoods in Ugandan Refugee Hosting LandscapesLorraine van Blerk and Mark Cutler, University of Dundee, Scotland
  • 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
  • Displacement and the Environment: Considering Settlements as Socio-Ecological SystemsAlark Saxena, Northern Arizona University and Anwesha Dutta, CMI

In the second half of the event, Antonio De Lauri, CMI/NCHS, moderated a panel discussion on key research and policy agendas for the coming decade with four recognized experts: Madeline Garlick, UNHCR; Vanessa Lawrence, Location International; Beza Tesfaye, Mercy Corps; and Harjeet Singh, Climate Action Network.

Watch the recording of the webinar below: