Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Workshop on environmental migration and conflict

18.06.2010
This year's Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum, taking place from 21 to 23 June 2010 in Bonn, is dedicated to the topic Climate Change and the Media. BICC will host a workshop which will focus on "Environmental migration and conflict" on June 22, 4 p.m.

In long-term scenarios on potential security risks emanating from climate change, large-scale population movements figure prominently among the assumed threats. According to recent studies, environmental migration is likely to be most prevalent in areas that are at the same time affected by severe environmental problems and are highly dependent on the environment for livelihood, such as in developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Based on existing studies, it can be assumed that large-scale forced or distress migration related to environmental and climate change to date tends to be internal, regional and short-term or temporary. By contrast, international migration as a result of (sudden) natural disasters appears to be less prevalent.

A key challenge for researchers and practitioners alike still lies in the identification of receiving communities with large numbers of immigrants who migrated solely due to environmental push factors as opposed to other motivations or a combination thereof. In addition, there are several contextual factors that might mitigate or exacerbate the propensity for violence in receiving areas, such as the types and determinants of environmental migration, responses and capacities as well as host and migrant relations in receiving areas.

Against this backdrop, this workshop seeks to disaggregate the nexus between climate change-induced migration and the scope for conflict in receiving areas by identifying and assessing the impact of these mitigating factors. Following a review of previous research and conceptualizations, the debate will especially focus on the role and scope of action by relevant stakeholders – governments, NGOs, and the media – in receiving areas.

Moderation: Andrea Warnecke (BICC)

Panelists:
Jerry Sommer
Journalist | BICC Research Associate
Fabrice Renaud
Head | Environmental Vulnerability and Energy Security Section, UNU-EHS
Dennis Tänzler
Senior Project Manager | Adelphi Research
Astrid Ziebarth
Program Officer | GMF Berlin Office
Unfortunately, you cannot attend the workshop or conference without previous registration. So please also have a look at the the Global Media Forum website for registration and participation conditions: http://dw-gmf.de/index.php

For questions and interview requests, please contact Susanne Heinke, press spokesperson at BICC (phone: +49-(0)228/911 96-44, pr@bicc.de).

Susanne Heinke | idw
Further information:
http://www.dw-gmf.de/4421.php

Further reports about: BICC environmental problem environmental risk natural disaster

More articles from Seminars Workshops:

nachricht Virtual Worlds: Research Trends in Mobile 3D Data Collection
30.11.2016 | Fraunhofer IPM

nachricht 4th UKP-Workshop 2017 – Save the Date!
15.09.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT

All articles from Seminars Workshops >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: A Challenging European Research Project to Develop New Tiny Microscopes

The Institute of Semiconductor Technology and the Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, both members of the Laboratory for Emerging Nanometrology (LENA), at Technische Universität Braunschweig are partners in a new European research project entitled ChipScope, which aims to develop a completely new and extremely small optical microscope capable of observing the interior of living cells in real time. A consortium of 7 partners from 5 countries will tackle this issue with very ambitious objectives during a four-year research program.

To demonstrate the usefulness of this new scientific tool, at the end of the project the developed chip-sized microscope will be used to observe in real-time...

Im Focus: Giant Magnetic Fields in the Universe

Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.

The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.

Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...

Im Focus: Tracing down linear ubiquitination

Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.

Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...

Im Focus: Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance

Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs

In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...

Im Focus: Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as alternative to graphene: A perfect team for nanoelectronics

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.

Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

International Land Use Symposium ILUS 2017: Call for Abstracts and Registration open

20.03.2017 | Event News

CONNECT 2017: International congress on connective tissue

14.03.2017 | Event News

ICTM Conference: Turbine Construction between Big Data and Additive Manufacturing

07.03.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Researchers create artificial materials atom-by-atom

28.03.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Researchers show p300 protein may suppress leukemia in MDS patients

28.03.2017 | Health and Medicine

Asian dust providing key nutrients for California's giant sequoias

28.03.2017 | Life Sciences

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>