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November 3, 2016

The Global Challenge of Climate-Induced Migration Blog Post

Anote Tong, former president of Kiribati, spoke at Georgetown on October 17.

President Tong discussed how his home country can support "migration with dignity" to avoid relocation of residents as climate refugees. A key excerpt from his remarks is posted below.

This week we asked our bloggers what do climate change and recent international negotiations on the issue this mean for countries in different parts of the world, especially for those most vulnerable, like Kiribati?


September 30, 2016

Climate Change and the Oceans: Challenges Ahead Blog Post

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a conversation at the “Our Ocean, One Future Leadership Summit” in Gaston Hall on September 16. The event was parallel to the State Department's “Our Ocean” conference.

Secretary Kerry addressed the global community’s responsibility to preserve and nurture a healthy ocean, inaugurating Georgetown’s semester-long conversation on the environment (event description and video available). A key excerpt from his welcome remarks at the State Department's “Our Ocean” conference is posted below.

Georgetown faculty, students, and scholars around the world offer their responses to Secretary Kerry’s remarks. All are welcome to join the conversation using the commenting feature.