Global Future of the Environment

Global Future of the Environment

November 3, 2016

The Global Challenge of Climate-Induced Migration

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?

Responses

Camillegr

Acknowledging the Effects of Climate Change

Camille Gaskin-Reyes | November 10, 2016

Francoiskabore

Let’s Be Our Brother’s Keeper in Our Common Home

François Pazisnewende Kaboré | November 10, 2016

Bambangirawan

Expanding Our Limited Imaginations

Paulus Bambang Irawan | November 10, 2016

Randallamster 1

Climate Contributions and Responsibilities

Randall Amster | November 10, 2016

Renemicallef

Sovereignty, Migration, and the Environment

Rene Micallef | November 10, 2016

Aaronsilberman

Migration with Dignity: A Global Responsibility

Aaron Silberman | November 9, 2016

About the Blog

Over the course of 2015 and 2016, the Global Future's Initiative invited the Georgetown University community to address four critical global issues: development, governance, security, and the environment.

During the fall 2016 semester, the Global Futures blog tracked a number of high-level events centered on the future of the environment. A series of lectures were co-sponsored with the Walsh School of Foreign Service, which emphasized the environment as a strategic centennial theme over the course of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Georgetown is home to a number of environment-related centers and programs in the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown College, and the Georgetown Law Center. Among these are the Georgetown Environment Initiative, the Center for the Environment, Georgetown Climate Center, and the Program on Science in the Public Interest.

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