GMDAC´s Susanne Melde discusses migration and climate change at Impacts World conference

Published Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Susanne Melde (Senior Analyst, IOM GMDAC) spoke at the panel on migration and climate change at the second Impacts World conference on climate change in Potsdam on October 12.

Ms Melde delivered a presentation on the key findings from the “Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Evidence for Policy” (MECLEP) project, while highlighting its comparative approach. During the panel discussion she pointed out the need to recognize migration as one option to adapt to environmental and climate change but at the same time prioritizing vulnerable groups and reducing risks, including by developing early warning systems as part of new policies.

Impacts World is a leading international conference covering the diversity and depth of climate-impacts research.

View Susanne Melde´s presentation here.