Climate Refugees Public Meeting

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Date(s) - Wed 26 Feb 2020
18:30 - 20:00

Copland Lecture Theatre, ANU



  • Emeritus Prof. Will Seffen
  • Dr Fanny Thornton
  • Dr George Carter

The effects of climate change are already having a devastating effect on many people. The World Bank estimated in 2018 that, by 2050, there could easily be 140 million people displaced by climate change. That is twice the current number of people displaced for all reasons. Many experts now believe that this is an underestimate.
How will we deal with this? Will we treat these people in the same way as we are currently treating those seeking asylum?

This public meeting will explore these questions and argue for alternatives to the current refugee policies.

Our speakers are three important experts on climate change and its effects on the forced displacement of people.