september, 2018

12sep3:00 pm5:00 pmPreparing for Internal Climate Migration in Urban Areas – Findings from the Groundswell Report3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UC Berkeley, Martin Luther King Junior Building, Stephens Lounge Event Organized By: World Bank and UC Berkeley Center for Effective Global Action Event Type:Climate Migration,ResilienceAudience:Open to the Public

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Event Details

This Global Climate Action Summit event will discuss the findings of the World Bank’s flagship report Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration and its implications for inclusive and climate-resilient urban development. According to the report, by 2050, more than 143 million people in three regions, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South Asia, could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change, such as water stress and crop failure. The report is the first and most comprehensive study of its kind to focus on the nexus between slow-onset climate change impacts, internal migration patterns and development. Many cities, urban and peri-urban areas will need to prepare for an influx of people, including through improved housing and transportation infrastructure, social services, and employment opportunities.

The event will include a presentation of the report’s main findings and a panel discussion on the implications of these findings for urban planning. The discussion will focus on emerging innovations and climate-smart solutions for urban planning that integrate climate migration considerations.

**** Please register at: http://wrld.bg/Siyy30lAF8e ****

Time

(Wednesday) 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location

UC Berkeley, Martin Luther King Junior Building, Stephens Lounge

2495 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

Organizer

World Bank and UC Berkeley Center for Effective Global Action

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