Climate change, displacement and resettlement

Research and policy agendas post-COP 26

The “Climate Change, Displacement, and Resettlement: Research and Policy Agendas Post-COP 26” webinar was hosted by Geography and Environmental Science, School of Sciences, University of Dundee, Scotland, and jointly organised with the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway, and the NCHS on 1 December 2021.

Climate change is increasingly recognised as a major driver of human displacement. Less attention has been paid to the human-environment processes associated with refugee and IDP resettlement. Seeking to fill this gap, this online event brought together experts from academia and policy to discuss current experiences and future projections on climate-induced resettlement. 

You can now view a recording of the webinar below.

The event opened with three academic presentations on current and ongoing research projects with a focus on Uganda, India, and Afghanistan, followed by a discussion and questions from the audience. The second half featured a moderated panel discussion and subsequent Q&A on key research and policy agendas for the coming decade. Please see below for a detailed schedule.


 14:00 – Three academic presentations  

  • Environmental Change and Sustainable Livelihoods in Ugandan Refugee Hosting Landscapes, Lorraine van Blerk and Mark Cutler, University of Dundee, Scotland
  • Mapping the Missing Millions: A Critical Assessment of Geospatial Data, Environmental Conditions and Climate Change at the World’s Refugee Camps, Jamon Van den Hoek, Oregon State University
  • Displacement and the Environment: Considering Settlements as Socio-Ecological Systems, Alark Saxena, Northern Arizona University and Anwesha Dutta, Chr. Michelsen Institute

14:50 – Discussion and Q&A, led by discussant Ilan Kelman, University College London

15:20 – Break (10 minutes)

15:30 – Policy panel with the following speakers: 

16:00 – Discussion and Q&A, led by moderator Antonio De Lauri, NCHS/Chr. Michelsen Institute

16:30 – End