STAND STUDENT FESTIVAL

12th-24th October 2020

 

 

This year’s theme is ‘climate migration’

Over two weeks in October 2020, STAND are inviting third level students across Ireland to join us for a series of free online events that will raise 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:

Sea-level rise

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

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

There are tonnes of ways to get involved with the STAND Student Festival

EVENT GUIDE

Check out what’s on, and register your place on a range of panel discussions, workshops and creative events.

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ONLINE EXHIBITION

Hear stories of climate change and migration from around the world and see the artworks from students from across Ireland who have come together to raise awareness on the theme of climate migration. Take a virtual tour!

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SIGN THE PETITION

Sign your name to a petition that seeks to achieve better protections for climate migrants

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VISIT OUR RESOURCE PAGE

Check out a documentary, read an article, or listen to a story.

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