Podcast available: NCHS co-hosts seminar on climate change and humanitarian consequences

Launch of the report «Overlapping Vulnerabilities» (2019). Introduction by President of the Norwegian Red Cross Robert Mood. Photo: Truls Brekke/Røde Kors

Climate change impacts both humanitarian work and affects already vulnerable populations. Wednesday 5 June, the NCHS co-hosted a breakfast seminar on climate change and humanitarian consequences in cooperation with the Norwegian Red Cross and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). The seminar had a special focus on conflict-related humanitarian needs, health, livelihoods and migration patterns.

The seminar launched a new Norwegian Red Cross report on the theme, called “Overlapping Vulnerabilities” (read full report here).

Amongst the speakers were President of the Norwegian Red Cross Robert Mood, Assistant Professor at Uppsala University and Associate Senior Researcher at PRIO and one of the authors of the report Nina von Uexkull, Research Director at CICERO Jennifer Joy West, Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health Susanne Hyllestad, Lecturer at King’s College London Helen Adams, Research Professor at PRIO Halvard Buhaug, Climate Advisor at the American Red Cross Julie Arrighi, and Member of the National Youth Council of the Red Cross Youth Andrea Edlund. The seminar was chaired by Head of Humanitarian needs and analysis at the Norwegian Red Cross Anette Bringedal Houge.

To listen to the recording of the seminar, please click here.

Launch of the report «Overlapping Vulnerabilities» (2019), that demonstrates how climate change is creating, intensifying and aggravating humanitarian needs. Nina von Uexkull, Assistant Professor (Uppsala University), Associate Senior Researcher (PRIO) is one of the authors of the report. Photo: Truls Brekke/Røde Kors
Launch of the report «Overlapping Vulnerabilities» (2019), that demonstrates how climate change is creating, intensifying and aggravating humanitarian needs. Andrea Edlund from the Red Cross Youth. Photo: Truls Brekke/Røde Kors
Launch of the report «Overlapping Vulnerabilities» (2019), that demonstrates how climate change is creating, intensifying and aggravating humanitarian needs. In the panel (from the left): Julie Arrighi, Urban Manager & ICRC Partnership Lead (Red Cross Crescent Climate Centre in the Hague), Helen Adams, Lecturer (King’s College London), Halvard Buhaug, Research Professor (PRIO), Nina von Uexkull, Assistant Professor (Uppsala University) and Associate Senior Researcher (PRIO), and Susanne Hyllestad, Senior adviser (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) Photo: Truls Brekke/Røde Kors