On behalf of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, the Environmental Law Program of the William S. Richardson School of Law (University of Hawaiʻi), and the Alaska and Hawaiʻi Sea Grant College Programs, I am pleased to inform you about the Symposium on Climate Displacement, Migration and Relocation that will be held in Honolulu, HI from December 13th – 14th, 2016.
This symposium will explore some of the myriad legal and policy questions that arise as a result of climate change-related impacts on human displacement, migration, and relocation—both internal and cross-border—with an emphasis on recent and near term effects on the United States. Over two days, symposium participants will, among other things, explore: (i) the challenges faced in identifying and addressing climate-related displacement; (ii) U.S. domestic climate-related displacement and community-led relocation; (iii) climate-related migration in or from the Pacific Islands; and, (iv) common needs and opportunities for affected communities.
This symposium will provide an opportunity for you to engage with stakeholders, thought leaders, practitioners, and policy influencers on challenges and opportunities to address climate change-related impacts on issues of displacement, migration and relocation.
Registration for this event will open on October 31 at the link below. For more information, please visit: https://seagrant.uaf.edu/conferences/2016/climate-migration/index.php
We hope you are able to be a part of this timely and informative discussion.