STAND STUDENT FESTIVAL
12th-24th October 2020
2020’s theme was ‘climate migration’
Over two weeks in October 2020, STAND invited third level students across Ireland to join us for a series of free online events that raised awareness on communities across the world who are forced to flee their homelands due to climate change.
Let’s talk about climate migration
A space where climate change and social justice issues collide
Climate migrants, a subset of migrants not yet formally recognised as refugees, are people who have been forced to flee due to sudden or gradual alterations in the natural environment that makes their homelands uninhabitable.
The most common reasons climate migrants seek refuge in other countries are:
Extreme weather events
Drought and water scarcity
No. of millions at risk of having their homes flooded by the sea by 2050
No. of millions of people who are at-risk of being displaced as a result of drought by 2030
No. of Small Island Developing states at risk of disappearing
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