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Climate Academy Stage I: Supporting community choices in a changing climate - Learning from planned relocations

Organizer(s) Munich Re Foundation United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) International Organization for Migration

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Opening event: 5:00 to 16:30 (CEST) | 08:00 to 09:30 (PET) | 18:00 to 19:30 (ICT)


The growing frequency and severity of negative climate change impacts have given rise to concerns about the long-term habitability of climate change “hotspots” for populations around the world. Differences in culture, circumstance, and identity condition how local communities and individuals within them perceive and respond to climate change risks and impacts, what they consider makes a place (in)habitable, and their perceptions of mobility. Research on human mobilities in the context of climate change shows that moving is but one possible response in the face of climate change risks and impacts. Many people prefer not to move, while others would have moved regardless. When people move, their movements can take many forms, of which planned relocation is just one.

United Nations University and the Munich Re Foundation in collaboration with the UN Climate Secretariat and IOM are convening the 2023 Climate Academy to bring together a diverse set of speakers to collectively explore the overarching question: “What do decision-makers in policy and communities of practice need to know about Planned Relocation to support communities in making just and timely mobility decisions related to climate change?”.

Spread over the week of 11-15 September, 2023, online webinars will feature succinct and policy-oriented conversations based on cutting-edge scientific research and practice. Speakers will share their perspectives from their work at and across several scales – in communities, national government agencies, and global policy-making circles. They will share their latest findings and tools, identify knowledge and implementation gaps, and highlight opportunities for collaboration between stakeholders.


Flyer - Climate Academy 2023 (Stage I event) 0.3 MB, PDF, English

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