When Climate & Conflicts Collide — Expert Talk & Film Screening

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2019•11•22    18:30 - 20:00

    On 22 November 2019, UNU-IAS and UNU will jointly host an expert talk and film screening focusing on climate change and its impacts on migration. Displacement of people is one of the most serious consequences of climate change, which is expected to worsen in coming years — forecasts vary from 25 million to 1 billion environmental migrants by 2050, while the World Bank estimates that Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America could see more than 140 million people move within their countries’ borders by 2050.

    The event will include an overview of climate change issues such as rising sea-levels, global warming of 1.5°C versus 2.0°C, and its impact on the local and global communities, by Riyanti Djalante (Academic Programme Officer, UNU-IAS), a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Global Warming of 1.5°C. This will be followed by a screening of the film The Climate Limbo, a short documentary that explores the connection between climate change and migration. After the screening the film’s director, Elena Brunello, will join Dr. Djalante to discuss the challenges facing people displaced by climate change and environmental disasters across the globe.

    ※The film will be screened in English and Italian with English subtitles, and the discussion will take place in English only.

    About the Film

    The Climate Limbo is a documentary written and directed by Elena Brunello, Paolo Caselli, and Francesco Ferri. The message of film is that climate change affects everybody: the rich and the poor. It is not an “exotic” issue of Africa or a problem belonging to some far-away island struggling with rising sea levels. The Climate Limbo aims to analyse the complexity and consequences of climate change on human lives and environmental-driven migrations, putting the climate change issue in a global frame. The film has received a Special Mention at the 22nd Cinemambiente (Environmental Film Festival), official selection at the IOM Global Migration Film Festival 2019, and recognition at many other film festivals worldwide.



    18:00 Registration

    18:30 – 18:50 Presentation

    18:50 – 19:30 The Climate Limbo Film Screening

    19:30 – 20:00 Discussion and Q&A

    • Riyanti Djalante (Academic Programme Officer, UNU-IAS)
    • Elena Brunello (Director, The Climate Limbo)


    Please register using the “REGISTER” button above.

  • Annex Hall (1F)
    United Nations University
    5-53-70 Jingumae
    Tokyo 150-8925