Event details
Event Start Date: 19/10/2021
Event End Date: 21/10/2021
Time: October 19, October 20, October 21, 2021

Whose move?
Addressing migration and displacement in the face of climate change 

19-21 October 2021

Virtual conference

World leaders might – or might not – reach a bold agreement with binding targets to slow global warming at Glasgow’s global climate change talks in November. Either way, people will continue to move away from the impacts of climate change and disasters – often because they have no choice.  

Already, intensifying wildfires, cyclones, droughts, floods and rising seas are making lives and livelihoods increasingly precarious for millions of people around the world. As climate change exacerbates these pressures, more people will need to move. Some will relocate within their own countries, others may be displaced further afield. Where will they go and how? Will the law be a help or a hindrance?  

At this crucial time in global policymaking, the Kaldor Centre Conference 2021 brings together world experts to share evidence, experience and solutions for people at risk of displacement in the context of climate change and disasters.  


Program highlights view the recordings

Today’s truths: What decision-makers need to know about human mobility and climate change
Experts set out the critical questions and  principles that should guide responses to mobility in the face of climate change.

Moving beyond ‘climate refugees’: Readying law, policy and practice for displacement in a warming world
How does law help or hinder people on the move from the impacts of disasters or climate change? 

Does the data on climate and disaster displacement add up?
What do we know, how do we know it, and what more do we need to know to inform policies on climate change and mobility?

Should I stay or should I go? Planned relocations
When whole communities need to relocate, who decides – to move at all, and if so, where? 

Litigating climate change displacement: Cutting-edge cases and decisions 
From Alaska to the Torres Strait, litigation is raising creative arguments about climate change displacement.

To Glasgow and beyond: Building support for people moving away from climate change
How can we promote meaningful action to support those most at risk of displacement in a warming world?

Explore the full program here


Key conference features:

  1. Be part of a truly global event - last year our very first virtual conference included over 40 international speakers and attracted delegates from more than 50 countries!
  2. Enjoy access to all panel and breakout sessions with one ticket, session start times scheduled to enable maximum live participation from as many countries as possible.
  3. Watch every panel session live or catch up on-demand depending on your timezone.

Ticket pricing amid COVID-19:

Given the continuing impact of COVID-19, we are offering discounted ticket options to suit your financial circumstances. Again this year, we have adopted a flexible 'pay what you can' approach to tickets, including an option for free registration.  

Every ticket type provides the same access to participation in live sessions, Q&A and breakout sessions.

$100 - A helping hand ticket - For corporates and those who can purchase their own ticket plus help cover the cost for someone in need. These tickets help to make this event inclusive by enabling us to maintain free attendance for those who can't pay to attend.
$50 - Standard ticket - For those in paid employment who can cover the cost of their attendance.
$25 - Reduced rate ticket - For not-for-profits and those who can contribute a little.
Free ticket - For those from refugee backgrounds and the Global South, and those who can't pay to attend.

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The Kaldor Centre would like to thank our premier conference sponsor


The Kaldor Centre would also like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support


To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Frances Voon, Executive Manager, at frances.voon@unsw.edu.au.

Lead image credit: Roger Arnold/UNHCR




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