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What Research on Climate Change and Human Mobility Can/Should Provide for Practitioners and Policy Makers

Research predicts that a warming climate will have major effects on human mobility. Some people will migrate, some are likely to be displaced and still others are likely to be relocated by their governments to avoid the effects of climate change. While the Foresight Report on Migration and Global Environmental Change (2011) tried to address many of these questions around human mobility, many gaps in research remain. What kind of research do policy-makers and practitioners need to prepare for the effects of climate change on mobility? How to researchers seek to respond to these needs?

As part of the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement’s climate change and human mobility roundtable series, this roundtable brought together researchers, policy makers and practitioners who deal with issues of climate change and human mobility to discuss the relationship between research, policy and practice. To get the discussion going experts from different fields to offered brief remarks.

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What Research on Climate Change and Human Mobility Can/Should Provide for Practitioners and Policy Makers

On September 26, the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement hosted a roundtable with leading researchers, policy makers and practicioners to discuss issues of climate change and human mobility.

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Anita Malley

Acting Senior Displacement and Protection Policy Advisor - Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance

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Alice Thomas

Climate Displacement Program Manager - Refugees International

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