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Climate migration is already a reality around the world.

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2019 has once again brought climate change to the fore of political and social discourse.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM, The UN Migration Agency) is hosting a special screening of the short film “The Climate Limbo” at Somerset House in London to mark International Migrants Day on 18th of December 2019. The film will be followed by an insightful expert panel discussing the impacts of climate change on migration patterns.

Elena Brunello's The Climate Limbo is a 2019 documentary film exploring the connection between climate change and migration. Every year, millions of people are forced to leave their homes due to disasters and climate change.

Through the stories of climate migrants, as well as insights from glaciologists, climatologists and immigration lawyers, the film explores the unrecognised concept of ‘climate refugees’ and the ‘limbo’ that climate change is creating between humans and the environment.

Agenda:

17:45 - Registration

18:00 - Opening Remarks – Tauhid Pasha, Senior Programme Coordinator, IOM UK

18:05 – Film Screening

18:45 – Panel Discussion

Panellists:

  • Dina Ionesco, Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division at the UN Migration Agency (IOM)
  • Laura Mattioli, Migration and Modern Slavery Department at UK Department for International Development (DFID)
  • Alex Randall, Programme Manager at the Climate and Migration Coalition
  • Dr Avidan Kent, Senior Lecturer in International Law and Climate Induced Migration, University of East Anglia

This event forms part of IOM UK’s Migration Seminar Series which aims to encourage open discussion, promote good practice and stimulate new thinking about current migration-related issues amongst key stakeholders.

The film has been selected by IOM as part of their Global Migration Film Festival (GMFF) and is being shown at various film festivals around the world.

Please email mmcdonald@iom.int or call 020 7811 6000 if you have any questions regarding the event.

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