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Archived Event: Understanding Climate & Migrant Justice Workshop

This event has already taken place, and is shown here for information only.

Date: 8 Feb 2024

Time: 18:30-20:00

Venue: online

People have always moved, yet as the climate crisis worsens and the impacts on people in marginalised communities become more severe, more people are being forced to leave their homes. At the same time countries and corporations in the global north profit from the increased militarisation and proliferation of racist border policies. The securitisation of the climate crisis – where border policies are cast as ‘solution’ to the effects of climate breakdown – prevents climate action. It threatens and dehumanises people who move, people who have typically done the least to cause this crisis.

In this workshop we will explore the urgent need for climate action that is centred in justice, and the way in which this is connected to migration and border policies. We will build an understanding of climate & migrant justice around two key principles: the ‘right to stay’ – to defend communities internationally from the impacts of climate change, and the ‘right to move’ – safely and with dignity, when staying is not possible. The discussion will focus on what this means for communities in the UK and how we can work together to fight for a better world.

1. What is Climate Justice?
2. Climate, Migration & Borders
3. Understanding climate linked migration

4. Solidarity – what can we do? (discussion)

Led by Migrants Organise, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Climate Justice Coalition, War on Want, No Borders in Climate Justice, & Tipping Point with input from other groups working at the intersection of climate & migrant justice.