Event details
Event Start Date: 08/06/2016
Event End Date: 08/06/2016
Time: 6.30pm - 8.00pm

Location: King & Wood Mallesons, Lvl 50, Bourke Place, 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

 

The Displacement Project: Perspectives on climate change and displacement - Melbourne panel discussion

Millions of people are displaced each year as a result of environmental disasters and climate change. The Displacement Project aims to raise awareness about the role that climate change plays in migration and displacement, the limitations of existing international legal frameworks and the policies that can be implemented in response to this issue.

Between 2008 and 2012, an estimated 144 million people were displaced by sudden-onset disasters, including floods, cyclones and earthquakes. Climate change is expected to impact on human displacement through an increase in frequency and/or magnitude of extreme weather events and slow-onset environmental events, such as desertification, drought and rising sea levels.

The event, co-hosted by the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, will feature a multi-disciplinary panel of speakers who will each offer a unique insight into the human impact of climate change.  Participating on the panel are: 

Professor Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW. She publishes widely in international refugee law and forced migration, with a focus on climate change, disasters and displacement.

Dr Brooke Wilmsen is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow. She has spent the last 15 years working on issues of forced displacement and resettlement particularly in relation to large development projects.

The seminar is free but bookings are essential.

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Contact Details: Aarthi Sridharan +61 2 9296 2399 Aarthi.Sridharan@au.kwm.com 

The Kaldor Centre plays a vital role in developing legal, sustainable and humane solutions for displaced people around the world.