Refugees and the Environment: A story of cause and effect

January 31, 2011 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Refugee movements are forced by and cause a host of environmental issues. Displacement by climate impacts is likely to be an ongoing issue for both the developed and developing world. Immigration policies and laws around environmental refugees are typically lacking. This presentation will discuss environmental refugees and climate change. Issues that will be canvassed include environmental justice and the current law and policy in Canada related to environmental refugees.

This event is part of International Week 2011, World on the Move: Unpacking Migration, which is being held January 31 – February 4, 2011 at the University of Alberta. To view the full program guide, go to


Law Centre 237A
University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB