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Climate refugees – from understanding to addressing this challenging phenomenon

EESC, Jacques Delors building, room JDE62
11 March 2020

PROGRAMME

09.45 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. | Welcome and opening session

  • Carlos Trindade, President of the Study Group on Immigration and Integration (IMI) of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

10.00 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. | Panel 1 and debate The estimates and realities of environmental displacement

Moderator: Peter Schmidt, President of the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory

  • Rachel Simon,  Climate & Development Policy Coordinator, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
  • François Gemenne, Director, Hugo Observatory: Environment, Migration, Politics, University of Liège
  • Nina Birkeland, Senior Advisor on disaster displacement and climate change, Norwegian Refugee Council

11.15 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. | Coffee break

11.30 a.m. – 12.45 p.m. | Panel 2 and debate From legal protection gaps to solutions

Moderator: Carlos Trindade, President of the EESC Study Group on Immigration and Integration (IMI)

  • Isabel Borges, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Law and Governance, Norwegian Business School and Guest Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo
  • Annabelle Roig-Granjon, Deputy Head the Global Issues Unit, UNHCR Brussels office

12.45 p.m. – 13.00 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Carlos Trindade, President of the EESC Study Group on Immigration and Integration
  • Peter Schmidt, President of the EESC Sustainable Development Observatory

Interpretation requested from French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish into French, English and Portuguese

 

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