“Scientists and security agencies warn that hundreds of millions will become environmental refugees in coming decades, forced by climate change to flee their homes and communities in the face of food shortages, water scarcity, rising sea levels, and extreme weather events. Events like these can and do cause people to migrate in search of safety, but the impacts of climate change on global migration patterns will be felt on much larger scales and for more subtle reasons. The number of people who migrate voluntarily to seek job opportunities or to diversify household income sources will skyrocket as households adapt to the impacts of climate change specific to their home region. For those of us living in the potential destinations of these new migrants, the goal is not to prevent them from coming, but to innovate migration programs and policies that benefit sending and receiving areas alike.”
15 Dec 2014
In the hours, days and weeks ahead you may come across instances where people are worried, anxious, frightened, or just uncertain about their experiences and futures. Some will have experienced damage to their property which means that they cannot li...
Tags: Video, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support
17 Nov 2014
This film shows how to build a safer shelter and serves as tutorial on hurricane resistant techniques. Versión en español: http://youtu.be/u-3EYV7QX6k
Tags: Video, Climate Change Adaptation, Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone
12 Dec 2014
About the Speech: Simon Giles discussed the opportunities presented by ‘Smart’ cities — urban spaces that harness the latest ICT developments to deliver more efficient and sustainable services and infrastructure. From electric cars ...
Tags: Video, Infrastructure and Services, Urban Infrastructure, Urban Planning