28 Jun 2021 , last updated 28 Jun 2021

Recordings available from IFHV’s Lunch Lecture Series on Anticipating Climate Change and Disaster Displacement

The Ruhr University Bochum’s Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict hosted a Lunch Lecture Series on “Anticipating Climate Change and Disaster Displacement: A Conversation between Practice, Academia, and Advocacy”

In three consecutive events, leading experts discussed the legal, methodological and humanitarian challenges of anticipating displacement related to the impact of climate change. The third panel explicitly focused on the potential and limitations for anticipatory approaches like Forecast-based Financing (FbF) to address the humanitarian challenges associated with increasing climate and disaster displacement.

 

Watch Panel III: Climate-Induced Displacement and Forecast-based Financing in Humanitarian Action below:

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The speakers from the University of Oxford, the German Red Cross, the Welthungerhilfe and the German Federal Foreign Office highlighted, amongst others, the need to consolidate existing partnerships and networks. 

Cooperation both within the humanitarian community but also between humanitarian practitioners and researchers were depicted as an important step to scale up funding, to close existing data gaps and to leverage the full potential of anticipatory approaches in the context of climate and disaster displacement.

You can watch the additional panels below: 

  • Panel I: Anticipating and Regulating Climate Migration: Climate Refugees and International Law is available here.
  • Panel II: Anticipating Climate-Induced Displacement: Trends and Prediction Models is available here.