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Oels speaks at the Paris Climate Conference

RESEARCHER OUTREACH: Visiting Professor Angela Oels is hosting one of the official side events for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference COP 21 on 1st December ”The importance of social science research for understanding climate change induced migration”.

The event is organized by three universities: Lund, Lancaster and Hamburg. Side events and exhibits were established as a platform for admitted observer organizations that have limited speaking opportunities in the formal negotiations, to engage with Parties and other participants for knowledge sharing, capacity building, networking and exploring actionable options for meeting the climate challenge.

The importance of social science research for understanding climate change induced migration

The social sciences have made a significant contribution to enhancing our understanding of climate change induced migration, both as an empirical and normative phenomenon but also as an object of theorisation.

The speakers will present the key findings of the EU Cost Action IS1101 ’Climate Change and Migration’.

  • Tuesday 1st December, 11:30-13:00
  • The Conference Centre, Paris – Le Bourget Site, Room 8 (open to accredited persons only)
  • LEAD ORGANIZER: Dr. Angela Oels, Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS). Co-organizers: Dr. Giovanni Bettini, Lancaster University and Prof. Jürgen Scheffran, Hamburg University
  • Speakers: -Dr. Andrew Baldwin (Durham University) -Prof. Jürgen Scheffran (Hamburg University) -Dr. Angela Oels (LUCSUS) -Dr. Giovanni Bettini (Lancaster University) -Dr. Francois Gemenne (Liége University) -Dr. Koko Warner (United Nations University) -Nnimmo Bassey (Health of Mother Earth Foundation)

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The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France.

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