More than 35 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.
More than 35 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

Symposium 2023 - Climate Change and Migration

Implications, Challenges and Opportunities for Action

Caritas Switzerland is organizing a symposium on climate change and migration on 16 October 2023 in Berne, Switzerland. The one-day event provides an opportunity for an engaging dialogue on the challenges, opportunities and visions of different stakeholders working on climate change and migration.

Based on scientific insights on possible climate scenarios, the symposium explores implications on future migration and opportunities for action. Participants will include Swiss and international NGO practitioners, representatives of donor organizations, scientific institutes and the private sector. The event language is English.

Impressions of the Symposium 2023 and contributions

The event provided an excellent opportunity for an engaging dialogue on the challenges, opportunities and visions of different stakeholders working on climate change and migration. Based on scientific insights on possible climate scenarios, implications on future migration and opportunities for action were explored.

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Participants included Swiss and international NGO practitioners, representatives of donors and multilateral organizations, scientific institutes and the private sector. The presentations are available on YouTube:

Speakers and panelists

Nicoletta Cimmino, Moderator

Nicoletta Cimmino, Moderator

Peter Lack, Director of Caritas Switzerland

Peter Lack, Director of Caritas Switzerland

Franziska Koller, Head of International Cooperation at Caritas Switzerland

Franziska Koller, Head of International Cooperation at Caritas Switzerland

Thomas Stocker, University of Berne

Thomas Stocker, University of Berne

Jasmine Neve, ETH-NADEL

Jasmine Neve, ETH-NADEL

Walter Kälin, Platform on Disaster Displacement

Walter Kälin, Platform on Disaster Displacement

Catalina Jaime, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre

Catalina Jaime, Red Cross and Red Crescent Climate Centre

Kavita Gandhi, Swissaid

Kavita Gandhi, Swissaid

Anare Leweniqila, Premanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva

Anare Leweniqila, Premanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva

Vally Koubi, ETH Zurich and University of Berne

Vally Koubi, ETH Zurich and University of Berne

Marine de Clarens, European Commission’s DG INTPA

Marine de Clarens, European Commission’s DG INTPA

Ahmat Khalit Khastalani, Caritas Switzerland

Ahmat Khalit Khastalani, Caritas Switzerland

Carolin Nehmé, IOM

Carolin Nehmé, IOM

Nina Burri, HEKS

Nina Burri, HEKS

Sebastian König, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

Sebastian König, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment

Andrea Rota, Migros

Andrea Rota, Migros

Till Kellerhoff, Club of Rome

Till Kellerhoff, Club of Rome

Caroline Whyte, Wellbeing Economy Alliance Ireland Hub and FEASTA

Caroline Whyte, Wellbeing Economy Alliance Ireland Hub and FEASTA

Further speakers and panelists

  • Michelle Yonetani, UNHCR

Further information

Contact

Verena Donislreiter und Sarah Estermann

Organising Team

Verena Donislreiter and Sarah Estermann

Caritas SwitzerlandAdligenswilerstrasse 15
P.O. Box
CH-6002 Lucerne

+41 41 419 23 28NGO4Climate@caritas.ch

Header image: More than 35 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. © Simon Huber