Morning 06: Climate Crisis, Human Rights and Mobility
Every year, millions of people are newly displaced due to weather-related disasters – more than those displaced by conflict. In general, the likelihood of disaster-displacement today is 60 percent higher than it was four decades ago.
There is growing evidence that climate crisis is becoming an increasingly important factor with regard to human mobility. Environmental change is associated with a broad variety of different mobility responses, such as displacement, labour migration, evacuations, relocations, eviction, circular migration, permanent or short-term migration. It also interacts with economic, social or political drivers which themselves impact different forms of mobility. Thus, the interrelation between climate crisis and mobility is a multi-causal and complex phenomenon, where different forms and structures of inequality and marginalisation play a decisive role.
This seminar will engage participants in an exploration of the relationship between environmental change, in particular climate crisis, human rights and human (im)mobility.