Climate Academy brings experts together to explore planned relocations

  • 2023•08•28     Virtual

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    Each year, the Climate Academy brings researchers, policymakers and practitioners together to discuss and explore climate topics, in an effort to foster the science-policy-action interface. This year’s topic is on “Supporting community choices in a changing climate – Learning from planned relocations.”

    Stage I, the online edition, starts on Monday 11 September, and is composed of sessions with webinars prepared by speakers from both energy transition and digitalization cohorts.

    The sessions include:

    • Monday 11 September:
      • 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CEST – Opening event: Why talk about planned relocation?
    • Tuesday 12 September:
      • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CEST – National perspectives on planned relocation
      • 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. CEST – Assessing the evidence base
    • Wednesday 13 September:
      • 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CEST – Decolonizing policy, practice and research on planned relocation
      • 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CEST – Policies and normative principles for planned relocation: Experiences and experiments in national contexts
    • Thursday 14 September:
      • 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CEST – «Migrations, relocalisations planifiées et recomposition territoriale face aux risques climatiques» (in French)
      • 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CEST – Choosing to move, choosing to stay: local experiences of risk, resistance and support in relocation decision-making
      • 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CEST – After relocations: on community well-being, cohesion and livelihoods
    • Friday 14 September:
      • 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. CEST – Closing event: How to support communities effectively – steps forward and do’s and don’ts

    Climate Academy 2023: Supporting community choices in a changing climate – Learning from planned relocations is jointly organized by United Nations University’s Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and Munich Re Foundation (MRF) in cooperation with the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) and IOM. It takes place annually and tackles a different topic each year.

    For more information, find the flyer here or learn more here.

    To participate in the Climate Academy, register here.