Skip to main content

LIVESTREAM Climate and Refugees: A Human Rights Issue

25 November 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Online
This event has ended
unsplash

Experts predict that by the middle of this century, the mass displacement of people due to climate change will be the largest refugee crisis in history. The international community will need to have a humanitarian response in order to address these intersecting issues.
 
However, the term 'climate refugee' doesn't exist in international law, and people displaced by climate events often do not fit within the definition of 'refugee' under the 1951 Refugee Convention.
 
How will we handle the challenge of climate refugees? Join Tim Flannery, Jane McAdam and Anwar Mohammed to discuss how we prepare for a future where people around the world are displaced due to climate change.

PANEL:
Tim Flannery – Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne - Climate change scientist, environmentalist and conservationist

Jane McAdam – Scientia Professor of Law & Director of the UNSW Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law

Anwar Mohammed - Engineer and Consultant in energy efficiency and sustainability, community leader and former President of the Burmese Rohingya Community Australia. Anwar supports Rohingya refugees to integrate into the Australian community and r

This panel discussion is held by Refugee Advice and Casework Service. All ticket proceeds support RACS in providing free legal services to refugees.