Presenter: George Benson (moderator) and Nicole Bates-Eamer
According to recent studies, as many as 340 million people globally may be threatened with displacement due to climate change before 2050. Many of these people displaced will be among Canada's and the world’s most vulnerable populations, and because of Canada’s wealth and relative safety from the most dangerous impacts, we may be called upon to help many of them.
This interactive workshop is focused on building Canadian capacity to help those who are being or will be displaced. It will cover three key topic areas and intended outputs: 1) providing an overview of the current state of climate displacement research and data, 2) taking stock of the current state of displacement work amongst Canadian adaptation professionals, and 3) identifying ways for people interested in or working on climate displacement to connect together and build our shared capacity.