8/12: Evidence vs Myth: Understanding Displacement in a Changing Climate

8 December 2020 | 14:30 – 16:00 CET
Register at: bit.ly/IDMC_dialogue

We are very pleased to invite you to an exciting online dialogue entitled “Evidence vs Myth: Understanding Displacement in a Changing Climate” taking place from 14:30 to 16:00 on 8 December. This will be the first of two events that IDMC organises as lead-in to our 2021 Global Report on Internal Displacement, with a thematic focus on climate change and disaster displacement.

The event will feature a prominent panel of experts who help to provide evidence that debunks common and dangerous myths surrounding climate change and displacement. Notions suggesting that displacement linked with disasters is temporary, that disasters are natural and therefore displacement unavoidable, and that climate change will result in “mass displacement” will be countered during this event.

When the total number of internally displaced people (IDPs) has hit an all-time high, and while misinformation now spreads as fast as the Covid-19 pandemic itself, accurate information and evidence that informs policies and practices aimed at protecting those most affected has never been more important.

Moderator and opening remarks:

Alexandra Bilak, Director of IDMC


António Vitorino, Director General of the International Organization for Migration
François Gemenne, Director of the Hugo Observatory and Lead Author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
Sonia Shah, Investigative Journalist and Author of “The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move”
Prof. Rajib Shaw, Professor, Keio University, Japan and Ex-Chair of the United Nations Science Technology Advisory Group and IPCC Coordinating Lead Author

For more information on the high-level dialogue events, please contact caressa.kok@idmc.ch