Climate Security and Migration in the Mediterranean Region
03:30 pm > 06:00 pm UTC+01:00
The Mediterranean region is highly vulnerable to climate change risks, including droughts, heat waves, and extreme weather events, which degrade soil, promote desertification, and cause water scarcity. Declining agricultural productivity, population growth, and limited economic opportunities exacerbate state fragility, poverty, and migration.
Climate change can weaken institutions, hinder adaptive capacity, and escalate conflicts over natural resources without effective interventions.
Enhancing climate resilience, therefore, requires an integrated approach, with governments and communities managing land, water, and food systems to promote development, peace, and sustainability amidst the region’s unique contextual and political complexities.
To address these challenges, the CGIAR Research Initiative on Climate Resilience (ClimBeR), CGIAR Focus Climate Security, and the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT are conducting a high-level event entitled “Climate Security and Migration in the Mediterranean” on June 26, 2023.
This event aims to discuss a common agenda on climate, migration, and security in the Mediterranean region to strengthen food security, climate resilience, and support peace.
More specifically, it will:
- Identify current and foreseen vulnerabilities, risks, and hazards affecting livelihoods in the Mediterranean region.
- Discuss potential solutions and an integrated approach to increasing climate adaptation capacities, resilience, and sustaining peace and food security.
- Identify areas for collaboration and joint efforts to contribute to climate-resilience and peace in the region.
- Date: Monday, 26 June 2023
- Time: 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM (CET)
- Venue: Online
Sign up for the event: http://bit.ly/CSmediterranean
|3.30 pm – 3.45 pm||Registration|
|3.45 pm- 3.55 pm||Welcome and Opening remarks
|3.55 – 4.10 pm|| Keynote Speaker
|4.10 – 4.55 pm||Moderated session
How does climate exacerbate root causes of insecurity in the Mediterranean Region?
|4.55 pm– 5.05 pm|| Keynote Speaker and Moderator
|5.05 – 5.45 pm||Moderated session
What can we do to mitigate the climate and insecurity nexus?
|5.45 pm – 6 pm||Closing remarks