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BCSC II: Migration & displacement in the context of climate change - A sustaining peace approach | UNSSC | 24.09.2020

Building on the high-level political Part I of BCSC 2020 and the launch of the Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment, Part II of the conference runs from September 7 to October 2. It brings together the climate-security community of practice and aims to inform policies and programming on the ground, including the Global Climate Security Risk and Foresight Assessment led by adelphi and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). 

The conference features a diverse and engaging programme of 22 partner-led online sessions, on themes selected to further the understanding of, and ability to address specific aspects of climate change and security which urgently need deeper exploration. Topics include how to better use data in climate security risk assessments, urban climate-security risks, integration of gender into responses to climate-security risks, and migration and displacement in the context of climate change and conflict. Events are hosted by adelphi, the Berghof Foundation, CCCPA, Chatham House, Clingendael, the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office, the German Red Cross, the International Development Law Organization, the IRC, the Munich Security Conference, PIK, the Red Cross Crescent Climate Centre, UNEP, and the UNSSC.

The objective of this webinar is to discuss the impacts of climate change and conflict on displacement. The starting point of the discussions is to outline the international law frameworks that apply to climate- and disaster-induced migration.The webinar involves three speakers who provide practitioners' and academics' expertise on the topic during a 20-30-minute panel discussion. The second part of the webinar is interactive and participants are invited to engage in a discussion with the panellists.


  • Ginevra Cucinotta, Learning Portfolio Manager, United Nations System Staff College 


  • Andrew Harper, Special Advisor on Climate Action, UNHCR
  • Justin MacDermott, Senior Regional Policy and Programme Coordinator, Regional Office Nairobi, International Organization for Migration
  • Emily Wright, Project Manager, adelphi