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03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migration

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Global power
english language

Around 250 million people are currently living outside their country of birth, of whom more than 25 million are refugees. The causes include the consequences of climate change and resulting food shortages. How successful is cooperation within international agreements that seek to find solutions to these challenges?

Speaker, Consultant, Human Rights Activist, Berlin
Coordinator, UNCCD - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Bonn
Executive Director, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen
Director, WWF European Policy Office, Brussels
Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna
President and Chief Executive Officer, AtKisson Inc., Seattle WA

Array Futuma Musa AFRAH

Speaker, Consultant, Human Rights Activist, Berlin

Translator (Somali-English), manured Law Court, Mandera, Kenya Food Distribution Field Supervisor, Consortium of Cooperating Partners, Duties and Responsibilities Save the children, child protection Dadaab Refugee camp, Kenya Protection Officer, Intersom Relief Aid and Aid Vision, Mogadishu, Somalia Social worker, Terre Des Hommes, Dadaab Refugee Camp, Kenya Voluntary work in refugee camps (empowerment workshops, speeches, translation for Newcomers, get together events with Newcomers and the host community) Keynote and motivational speaker Freelance consultant, nationally and internationally (focus areas: integration of Newcomers into the labour market, community building, women and human rights, empowerment, project monitoring and evaluation, gated communities)
 Qualification
 - Bachelor in Development Studies,Mount Kenya University, Nairobi, Kenya
 - Diploma in Project Management, Atlas College, Nairobi, Kenya
 - Diploma in community Development and Counselling, Mombasa Polytechnic University College, Mombasa, Kenya
 
2007
2008
2009-2010
2011-2012
2012-2014
since 2014
since 2015
since 2015
 
 Areas of Work
 - Consulting in the field of diversity, integration, Newcomers/refugees, women empowerment, human rights, project evaluation, community building, child protection, gated communities
 - Speaker (keynote and motivational), topics related to Newcomers/refugees, integration, empowerment of Newcomers, gated community, political activism

MA Louise BAKER

Coordinator, UNCCD - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Bonn

Policy Adviser (Richard Balfe, MEP, Quaestor), The European Partliament, Brussels/Strasbourg External Relations Officer, Immunization and Vaccine Development Unit, WHO South-East Asia Region, World Health Organisation, Geneva Senior (Political) Strategist, Stop TB Partnership, WHO, Geneva International Adviser, Tobacco Free Initiative, WHO Indonesia, Jakarta
2000-2002
2002-2004
2005-2009
2010-2011

Dr. Hans BRUYNINCKX

Executive Director, European Environment Agency, Copenhagen

 Hans Bruyninckx is the Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, taking office on 1 June, 2013. He was born in Schoten, Belgium in 1964.
 Dr Bruyninckx studied undergraduate and master’s degrees in political science specialising in international relations at Antwerp University and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He also completed an additional programme in development studies at the University Catholique de Louvain.
 He completed a PhD degree in 1996 at Colorado State University on the topic of international environmental politics, subsequently teaching at several other universities in the United States and Europe, including Colorado State University, Canisius College and Wageningen University.
 From 2010 until his appointment at the EEA, he was head of the HIVA Research Institute in Leuven, Belgium, a policy-oriented research institute associated with the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, where he was also head of the Political Science department from 2007 to 2010. Dr Bruyninckx has also been a senior member of the interdisciplinary Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and promoter-coordinator of the Flemish Policy Research Centre on Transitions for Sustainable Development (TRADO).
 Over the last 20 years, he has conducted and managed policy-oriented research in the areas of environmental politics, climate change, and sustainable development. He was responsible for research in the domains of policy evaluation, monitoring and reporting, methodology development, environmental policy integration, and more recently also on long-term transition policies. His experience pertains to the level of the regions (Flanders in a comparative European perspective), the EU Member States, the EU level, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and processes of global environmental governance (climate change in particular).
 His academic expertise lies primarily in the field of European and international environmental policy, studying the effects of globalisation on the global governance of environmental issues and sustainable development. From this perspective he has also studied global production and consumption systems, as well as issues relating to distribution and justice. He has taught courses on the topics of global environmental politics and global environmental governance in relation to the European Union (EU), publishing extensively on EU environmental policies and its role as an actor in global environmental governance.
 Dr Bruyninckx was involved in numerous policy processes as an advisory board member, involved in steering groups of government agencies, and as academic policy advisor to governmental agencies and other key actors. In addition, he has worked intensely with civil society and business actors, in support of public-private initiatives or private regulatory approaches to environmental, climate change and sustainability issues. Furthermore, he was president of the board of Bond Beter Leefmilieu (The Association for a Better Environment), a Flemish umbrella organisation bringing together many different environmental groups.
 Dr Bruyninckx speaks fluent English, French and German in addition to his native Flemish. During his career he has conducted research in more than a dozen different countries.
 He is a keen sailor as well as an outdoor and sports enthusiast.

Array Geneviève PONS-DELADRIERE

Director, WWF European Policy Office, Brussels

Member, Environment Team, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels Member, Cabinet of the President, European Commission, Brussels Senior Manager, Head of several units, Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Brussels Head, Simplification and Administrative Burden Reduction Unit, Secretary-General, European Commission, Brussels Honorary Director, European Commission, Brussels Judge, Administrative Court of Appeal, Paris Director, Legal Service, ILO - International Labour Organization, Geneva
1989-1991
1991-1995
1995-2010
2010-2011
since 2011
2011-2013
2013-2015

DI Andrä RUPPRECHTER

Minister, Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna

Assistant to the Director, Austrian Farmers' Union, Vienna Member, Cabinet of Austrian Federal Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry Franz Fischler, Wilhelm Molterer, Vienna Member, Negotiation team on expert level for the agriculture chapter of the Austrian accession negotiations to the European Union Head, EU-Coordination Unit, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna; Austrian Spokesman, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels President, SCA - Special Committee on Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels Deputy Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna Director General, Department Agriculture and Nutrition, Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture and Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Vienna Head, National delegation, Council of Agriculture, Council of the European Union, Brussels Director for Rural Development and Agriculture Finances, General Secretariat, Council of the European Union, Brussels Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of the Republic of Austria, Vienna
1988-1989
1989-1997
1993-1994
1995-2002
1998
1998-2002
2002-2007
2006
2007-2013
since 2013

Array Alan ATKISSON

President and Chief Executive Officer, AtKisson Inc., Seattle WA

 Alan AtKisson, President & CEO of AtKisson Inc., has been working at the forefront of sustainability since 1988 to empower and inspire individuals, communities, corporations, and governments. He writes books and articles, develops strategies, creates planning methods, trains professionals, and writes music, among other innovative approaches - all aimed at helping people transform complex systems. Visit Alan's personal website: https://alanatkisson.com/
 In 2013, Alan was inducted into The Sustainability Hall of Fame by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals in recognition for his pioneering work in establishing sustainability consulting as a profession, and for the inspiration he has provided to hundreds of other professionals around the world.

Political Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2017

12:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme “Our World’s Future” Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Generational perspectives on security policy Partner

27.08.2017

07:00 - 10:00 Devil’s diplomacy Partner
07:00 - 10:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
08:00 - 10:00 The 2016 US election behind the scenes Plenary
08:00 - 09:30 Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and power Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Opening: values and visions of a united Europe Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring? Plenary

28.08.2017

06:30 - 07:30 Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefing Plenary
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challenges Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in Europe Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risks Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populism Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesion Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovation Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migration Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future? Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertainty Breakout
08:00 - 10:30 Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside out Breakout
10:30 - 12:00 Lunch reception Breakout
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Talia Sasson Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practice Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in Austria Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social Media Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way? Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe’s next narrative Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth? Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territory Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policies Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way out Breakout
12:00 - 14:30 Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations? Breakout
15:30 - 17:00 Security and liberty in the digital future Plenary
17:30 - 19:00 Green Innovation: urgent & important at once Plenary

29.08.2017

07:00 - 10:30 Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour Plenary