Researchers Speak on Climate Change, Migration & Health at Climate Strike Event
September 23, 2019
Carol Devine and Linn Biorklund Belliveau are in Montreal to speak at The Unseen Driver of Migration: Climate Change and Crisis of Protection in Central America and Mexico on Monday, September 23.
Both researchers traveled to southern Mexico earlier this year to understand the health impacts of forced migration on those moving north from Central America. They look at the links between climate change, forced migration, and health. Carol's work focuses on responses from humanitarian aid agencies, while Linn's work focuses on the role of policy.
While Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante will address the United Nations at the opening of the UN’s climate summit on the same day, members of his office will attend The Unseen Drivers of Migration.
Through firsthand testimony from humanitarian aid workers, researchers, and activists, and migrants, this event will raise awareness of the impacts of climate change on forced migration, with a focus on Central America and Mexico.