Climate Displacement Forum Part 4: Migration & Receiving Communities

María Perales Sanchez, Dr. Mathew Hauer, Dr. Fernando Rivera, Dr. Kim Mosby
Created: 11/02/2020 -

Abstract

This webinar took place 10/29/20 as part of the National Adaptation Forum's virtual Climate Displacement Forum, organized by EcoAdapt. 

Climate models predict that tens of millions of people will be displaced from coastal areas alone by 2100 in the U.S. Additional climate impacts may lead to an even greater number of displaced people, all leading to migration at local, regional, national, or international scales. As climate-related migration increases, receiving communities must consider effective policies for population increases and changes. The webinar centers a discussion on climate migration impacts and considerations for receiving communities.

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Organization(s)

EcoAdapt is at the center of climate change adaptation innovation. We provide support, training, and assistance to make conservation and management less vulnerable and more Climate Savvy. Over the past 200 years, great strides have been made in the world of conservation and now all of that is at risk because of climate change. EcoAdapt is working to ensure the success of these past efforts by delivering a framework for climate adaptation.

Since its founding, CDM has been driven by its mission to improve the conditions of low-wage workers in the United States. Our story begins in 2004, when Founder and Executive Director Rachel Micah-Jones traveled to Mexico to meet with several of her clients in their home community. Working as a farmworker attorney in rural Florida, Micah-Jones had witnessed the abuse of migrant workers on the job and the powerful threats of retaliation that silenced them. These clients were no exception.

The University of Central Florida is a public multi-campus, metropolitan research university that stands for opportunity.

Florida State University is a comprehensive, national graduate research university that puts research into action for the benefit of our students and society. Florida State offers leading undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Many units have programs that consistently rank among the nation’s top twenty-five public universities, including those in Physics, Chemistry, Statistics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Meteorology, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Information, Creative Writing, Public Policy, Business and Law.

Keywords

Adaptation Phase
Assessment
Awareness
Planning
Implementation
Integration/Mainstream
Evaluation
Sharing Lessons
Scale
Multilateral / Transboundary
Sector Addressed
Climate Justice
Culture/communities
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Education / Outreach
Policy
Public Health
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Transportation / Infrastructure
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Conduct scenario planning exercise
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
Water supply: retrofitting and improvements
Buildings: retrofitting and improvements
Managed retreat of built infrastructure, relocation of people/communities
Community Planning (developing climate-smart communities)
Develop disaster preparedness plans and policies
Governance and Policy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Develop / implement adaptation plans
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Culture / communities
Economics
Flooding
Flow patterns
Growing season
Infrastructure damage
Lake level
Precipitation
Public health risks
Public safety threats
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Habitat/Biome Type
Coastal
Freshwater
Lakes and Ponds
Rivers and Streams

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