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Panel Discussion: “Groundswell II: Acting on Internal Climate Migration” with Kanta Kumari and Viviane Clement (World Bank) (virtual)

November 2, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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How does climate change affect human migration and what can governments prepare for it? Water scarcity, sea level rise, heat stress and extreme events are debilitating food production and employment in places where humans have fended for themselves successfully for millennia.  In some cases, people have managed to adapt while staying in place. In others they have moved, primarily from rural to urban areas within their country of origin.

What magnitude of internal migration may we expect in the best and worst scenarios in the next thirty years? Which areas will experience most emigration and which areas will experience most immigration? What actions may governments take to mitigate migration as a result of climate change?

Find out the answers to these and other questions by joining Piotr Plewa (Duke University) for a conversation with Kanta Kumari and Viviane Clement, World Bank experts on climate change.

Organized by Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS), co-sponsored by Duke Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC). For more information, please contact Amanda Frederick (


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November 2, 2021
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