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Speakers: Dr Neil Adger and Dr Ricardo Safra de Camppos

Two decades of research has shown that climate change affects where people live through affecting the spatial distribution of resources on which people depend and through changing the landscape of risk. Climate change related migration is happening now, even if it is not the principal determinant of current migration flows. This lecture reports on research into migration decision-making, intentions, and consequences in the face of climate hazards. The results show that future climate risks affect migration intentions, and that migrant destinations are themselves exposed to climate risks. It highlights still-to-be-resolved research frontiers including how to make destinations safe and resilient for new populations; processes to help community relocation; and the fundamental relationship between migration and sustainability.

Dr Neil Adger is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Exeter. He was previously Professor in Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia at the founding of the Tyndall Centre.

Dr Ricardo Safra de Campos is Lecturer in Population Geography in the Global Systems Institute at the University of Exeter.

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