IIASA researcher Roman Hoffmann is invited to talk about climate change, migration, and urbanization in a round table discussion organized by the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR).

According to the World Bank’s Groundswell report, climate change could force 216 million people to migrate within their own countries by 2050. Whilst mobility can be an effective strategy for adaptation to climate change, misleading claims about climate-induced mass migration from the Global South to the Global North (e.g. Africa to Europe) continue to surface in media and public policy domains.

This round table brings together representatives from the UN system, Member States, international organizations, and civil society to examine the challenges of climate-related mobility and processes of urbanization in the Global South, a growing priority for academics, policy makers, and practitioners.

Roman Hoffmann, leader of the Social Cohesion, Health, and Wellbeing (SHAW) Research Group in the Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) Program is invited to talk about the challenges of climate related mobility and the relationship between migration patterns and urbanization processes.

Dr. Hoffmann's research focuses on various issues related to the impacts of climate change on human livelihoods, migration, and health and well-being. He is also interested in factors that influence climate change mitigation and sustainability, including drivers of environmental concern, pro-environmental behaviors, and support for climate action.

For more information and registration please visit the event website.