Past Event

Frontlines: Climate Risks & Migration

April 22, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Event Description

The number of migrant arrivals at the US-Mexico border has increased in recent weeks, leading to outcries by the usual actors and even some mainstream media of a “border crisis.” Many of these individuals are asylum-seekers from Central America, where compounding pressures and the failure to address conditions displacing individuals, including climate risks, are among the reasons driving forced movements to US borders. In February, President Biden issued an executive order on Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees and Planning for the Impact of Climate Change on Migration. Join for a panel discussion on Central American migration at U.S. borders through the lens of actors and activists working on the frontlines. 

Event Speakers

Please visit the event webpage for full speaker list. 

Event Information

Free and open to the public; RSVP is required. Zoom link will be shared with registered attendees. For more information, please visit the event webpage

Hosted by the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University and Climate Refugees