The area surrounding Sidoktaya town in Sagaing region covered by flood water (13 Aug 2015). © IOM 2015

Climate Induced Migration is Poised to Sharply Increase. Does Climate Migration Pose A Security Threat?

Climate variability is causing massive numbers of people around the world to move — both across borders and within borders. And as climate variability intensifies, we can probably expect more and more people on the move. But what relationship — if at all — does climate induced migration have with security? Is it a threat to  human security and political security? Is climate induced migration a driver of conflict? And what can be done to reduce the impact of climate induced migration on security?

To answer these questions and more we have assembled an excellent panel for this special episode of  the Global Dispatches Podcast, taped live.

 Joining from Ethiopia is Maureen Achieng, Chief of Mission to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union and UN Economic Commission for Africa at the  International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Joining from France is Bina Desai, Head of Programs at the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre 

Joining us from the US is Alan de Brauw, Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute IFPRI.  


Produced in partnership with CGIAR as part of a series of episodes examining the relationship between climate and security. 

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