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Sea level rise and forced migration

In this lecture hosted by SFU, learn about climate refugees and the links between climate change and sustainable development. Featuring Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, Centre for Climate Change and Development, London, UK.

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October 19 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

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Simon Fraser University, Harbour Centre, Room 1900, 515 West Hastings


About the Octopus’s Garden Series at SFU

Regions around the world are experiencing climate change impacts such as droughts, floods, wildfires, and heat waves, while planning for the long-term effects of sea level rise and coastal storms. These stressors are driving damages and increased costs for communities, and increasing the risk of mass migration.

Building on the success of the Resiliency and YOU talk, this series, runs until November 2017 and features experts on sea level rise from a variety of backgrounds who will address ways we can adapt and build resilience, with a focus on local to global challenges and solutions. Topics to be addressed include the science and physical challenges to sea level rise, local, provincial and international preparations and initiatives, climate refugees, traditional knowledge and indigenous responses to sea level rise, and finally what to expect globally - and what we can do about it locally.

This event is free, but you must register to attend.

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