Annual Mahatma Gandhi Lecture on Nonviolence
Centre for Peace Studies and Global Peace and Social Justice Program Present
“Climate Change Refugee Migration”
Dr. Robert McLeman
Wilfrid Laurier University
Robert McLeman is Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. A former diplomat, Dr. McLeman is an influential scholar and researcher of how climate change affects the migration and displacement of people in Canada and around the world. He has served as a consultant on environmental migration for government agencies in Europe and North America, the World Bank, OECD, and multiple UN organizations. He also served as Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group II Sixth Assessment Report, leading an international team of scientists in assessing the impacts of climate change on human health, wellbeing, migration and conflict. His book “Climate and Human Migration: Past experience, future challenges” (Cambridge University Press, 2014) has been the primary textbook for undergraduate and graduate teaching on the topic for almost a decade.
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