Foresight Project on Migration and Global Environmental Change

Wednesday 26th October 2011, 2.30 - 4.30pm, Attlee Suite, Portcullis House

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The government’s new Foresight project addresses the issues of global environmental change and human migration over the next 50 years. In particular, it has:

  • examined the latest evidence and research on the drivers of global migration
  • considered how environmental change might directly or indirectly influence the patterns and volume of human movement
  • investigated the consequences of migration influenced by environmental change, for low lying coastal areas, drylands and mountain regions
  • assessed key issues for policy makers in areas including humanitarian assistance, international governance, climate change policy, urban development and sustainability agendas

This meeting, chaired by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, was an opportunity to discuss the project’s final conclusions and options for policy in the UK and internationally.

3.00pm Welcome by Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer
3.10pm Presentations

  • Professor Sir John Beddington, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Professor Richard Black, Head of the School of Global Studies and Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex

3.40pm to 4.15pm Questions and Answers