Cal Performances at UC Berkeley presents Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Climate Displacement, an in person and livestreamed panel discussion that explores the multifaceted issue of climate displacement, on Monday, April 25 at 5pm at Zellerbach Hall. The World Bank estimates that, by 2050, 216 million people across South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America will need to migrate from their homes due to sudden disasters such as flooding and fire, slow-onset land degradation through processes such as desertification, as well as social unrest caused by resource scarcity. Climate displacement is accelerating because of climate change, and is creating new adaptation challenges for both the sending and receiving regions. Professor Karen Chapple, the director of UC Berkeley’s Urban Displacement Project and the University of Toronto’s School of Cities, will facilitate a conversation across the disciplinary perspectives of sociology, city planning, geography, engineering, and urban policy. Exploring the issue of climate displacement will be faculty members of UC Berkeley’s new cluster in climate equity and environmental justice: Maya Carrasquillo, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Daniel Aldana Cohen, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director of the Socio-Spatial Climate Collaborative; Zoe Hamstead, Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning; Meg Mills-Novoa, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Policy & Management; and Danielle Rivera, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. Attendance at the panel discussion is free, but registration is required. The event will be livestreamed and available for viewing on demand later.
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