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Climate Migration: Understanding Challenges & Generating Solutions to Address the Crisis
Sep 23, 2020
Join Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service on Wednesday, September 23rd at 11am EST, as they bring together a panel of experts to explore the unique intersection of climate change and forced migration, as part of Climate Week NYC.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), an average of 22.5 million people were displaced by climate or weather-related events between 2000-2018. And the numbers keep rising: the International Organization for Migration estimates that by 2050 there will be 200 million climate displaced persons.
Despite the threat posed by climate change, “climate refugees” are not a protected class. The refugee resettlement and environmental community must come together to address the challenges that exist in assisting climate-displaced people and propose next steps for advancing legal frameworks, public campaigns, and policy decisions.
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