Is climate-driven migration a threat to security?

The CGIAR FOCUS Climate Security will host a compelling new series of eight webinars that explore ways climate science can better inform peacebuilding efforts and security operations in unstable regions around the world.

We’re thrilled to be joined once again by Mark Leon Goldberg of the popular Global Dispatch podcast, who will chair each webinar in the lead-up to the UN Food Systems Summit and COP26. 

There is strong anecdotal evidence that climate-induced migration will affect the lives of millions, yet the exact links between climate and security are not well understood. While climate may not be a direct cause of violent conflict, variations and changes in climate can increase the risk of conflict by exacerbating existing political, economic, social and environmental vulnerabilities. 
 
This first in a new series of debates from CGIAR Climate Security asks if climate-induced migration is a threat to security. Our speakers will explore ways to measure, map and conceptualize links between climate change, migration and conflict.   

Our Expert Panellists include: 

Maureen Achieng, Chief of Mission to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union and UNECA at International Organization for Migration (IOM) 

Bina Desai, Head of Programmes at Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre

Alan de BrauwSenior Research Fellow at IFPRI 

Alan Nicol, Director, Strategic Program on Water, Growth and Inclusion at IWMI