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How will climate change reshape migration? And what are governments planning to do about it? This online course, run by Alex Randall, our Climate and Migration Coalition manager, examines these questions in depth. Over the space of 10 months, this course examines the major issues around climate-linked migration and displacement.

This is a free course and you do not need any previous knowledge to participate. Missed a webinar? No worries - you can watch the recording online, at your own pace. Each session also comes with a collection of recommended reading and watching, so you can investigate the themes and ideas further if you wish.

Webinars 1 to 3 will focus on Getting Started, Webinars 4 to 6 will explore Politics, Webinars 7 and 8 will focus on Policy, and Webinars 9 and 10 will explore Complex Crises.

Past webinars - recordings

Webinar 1: Getting started: what does climate-linked migration look like? - 14 February 2019

We looked at three testimonies from Mexico, the Philippines and Pakistan. Each tells a different story, and each allows us to look at a different kind of human movement driven by climate change.

Webinar 2: The very big picture: a brief history of migration and climate change - 14 March 2019

This lecture provided grounding in both climate change and migration. We explored the history of climate change and engaged with some key episodes of human migration in history.

Webinar 3: What do we know? And what does the future hold? - 18 April 2019

This seminar explored what research evidence tells us about current migration linked to climate change, and how we can attempt predictions about the future.

Webinar 4 Politics: Neoliberliasm - 16 May 2019

Can we use the labour market to address climate-linked migration? Should we look into the insurance industry to protect people from climate displacement? This session looks at how neoliberal thinking emerged, and what its application to climate-linked migration might mean.

Webinar 5 Politics: Our Unequal World - 11 July 2019

This session explored which people are most likely to experience climate-linked migration and the causes behind their vulnerability. Why is it that some people and places are more likely to experience episodes of climate-linked migration? And what are the decisions, ideas and historical events that have created these unequal levels of vulnerability?

Webinar 6 Politics: Our Security - 25 July 2019

The idea of security has come to dominate many governments thinking about migration. Controlling and stopping migration through various security measures have become the ‘go-to’ policy options for many countries, especially in the West. But what would these ideas and policies look like in an era of climate-linked migration? This session examines how the idea of security has shaped thinking and policy on climate-linked migration – and who the winners and losers are of this approach.

Webinar 7: Key Policy Issues - 15 August 2019

We’ve examined some of the key political ideas behind addressing climate-linked migration, but how are these translating into actual policy and action? This session looks at some of the key policy issues in climate-linked migration. We’ll focus on the legal status of people who move due to climate change and policy questions around planning and preparedness for climate-linked displacement.


Our final 3 webinars for this course will take place in Spring 2020; dates to be released soon.


Photo credit: “Diving Near Slums of Cebu City Philippines” (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) by Adam Cohn

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