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King & Wood Mallesons

Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower

1 Farrer Place

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Perspectives on climate change and planned relocation in the Pacific

Following the success of the inaugural public lecture on climate change and displacement in 2016, the Displacement Project is pleased to present “Perspectives on climate change and planned relocation in the Pacific”.

Planned relocation is the process by which communities are assisted by the State to relocate away from dangerous areas to safer ones. Can planned relocation play a role in responding to climate change and disasters? What challenges does it pose, both for relocated and host communities? What important lessons can be drawn from historical cases? Join us for an evening with international law expert, Jane McAdam, and political geographer, Jon Barnett, as they present fresh perspectives on these questions.

Millions of people are displaced each year as a result of environmental disasters and climate change. The Displacement Project aims to raise awareness about the role that climate change plays in migration and displacement, the limitations of existing international legal frameworks and the policies that can be implemented in response to this issue.

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Professor Jane McAdam is Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW. She publishes widely in international refugee law and forced migration, with a focus on climate change, disasters and displacement.

Professor Jon Barnett is Professor in the School of Geography at Melbourne University. He is a political geographer who researches the impacts of, and responses to, environmental change on social systems in Australia, East Asia and the South Pacific.

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