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:

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

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