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PERN Cyberseminar 

Refugee and internally displaced populations, environmental impacts and climate risks

 10-18 May 2021


The Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), scientific panel of the IUSSP, will held a cyberseminar on “Refugee and internally displaced populations, environmental impacts and climate risks”, 10-18 May 2021. The cyberseminar will focus on new perspectives and innovative methodological approaches from geography, remote sensing, economics, disaster studies, and development studies that shed light on the environmental and climatic challenges faced by refugees, as well as impacts of camps on the local environment, and will offer potential solutions for addressing these challenges. With scholars and practitioners from around the world and considering a range of case studies, we will examine the interplay between refugees, the local environment, and climate change against the broader social and political contexts that frame these relationships. Field-tested approaches and analyses will commingle with nation-wide Big Data studies to offer a diversity of perspectives across geographic scales and regions. As such, this cyberseminar will provide a platform for dynamic engagement between different communities to advance our collective understanding and shared perspectives on refugee population-environment relationships in a changing climate.


Organizers: Jamon Van Den Hoek (Oregon State University), David Wrathall (Oregon State University), Susana Adamo (CIESIN, Columbia University), Alex de Sherbinin (CIESIN, Columbia University)


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