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Where Can They Go? A Special Panel On Climate Migration

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

The Auditorium, Room A106, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

The United Nations Association of New York is excited to sponsor this special panel on climate migration issues, in collaboration with the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, and the Bard Globalization and International Affairs. This panel is held in advance of the global climate actions taking place from September 20–27, a weeklong movement which will surround the UN Climate Summit. 

The Global Campaign to Demand Climate Justice will also take place this week, with hundreds of actions around the world, calling for the transformation of the energy system. To promote climate justice, on the 20th of September millions will walk out of homes and workplaces onto the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.

Climate change reshapes the patterns of migration and displacement. We believe in everyone’s right to move safely and legally, and in everyone’s right of movement as a way of coping with the worst impacts of climate change. Climate migration refers to the displacement of populations forced by the effects of climate change. While in the New York area we tend to think this takes place only in faraway places, the United States joins countries around the world that are dealing with these issues.

This evening, guest panelists will present local, national and global endeavors that are currently underway, including the first Federally-funded climate migration effort in the United States: the relocation of the indigenous people of the Isle de Jean Charles. The conversation is an international one. The panelists will discuss how lessons are being learned, ideas exchanged, and how all of this is now forming the basis for ongoing policies and decisions.

More information and all reservations here.

Note: only names on the registrants' list will be admitted into the building. Please bring a proper personal ID for security purposes.

5:30 p.m. | Registration
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | Panel and Q&A

Please join us for a discussion with:

Deputy Permanent Representative to the
Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the United Nations

Former Resilience Program Specialist
Office of Community Development, Disaster Recovery Unit
State of Louisiana

Associate Director
ORG Permanent Modernity

Closing Remarks by

Climate Activist
Co-founder of US Youth Climate Strike, Founder of Earth Uprising

Moderated by

The Goldstein Partnership, Architects & Planners

Presented by UNA-NY in collaboration with the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School and Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program.

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By Train:
The 4, 5, 6, N, R, Q and L to 14th St./Union Square.
The A, C and E to 14th St. and 8th Ave.
The 1, 2 and 3 to 14th St. and 7th Ave.
The F and M to 14th St. and 6th Ave.
PATH train to 14th St. and 6th Ave.

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