RSIS NTS seminar: ‘Climate Change, Migration and Human Security in Southeast Asia’

The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies (NTS) have organised a seminar titled ‘Climate Change, Migration and Human Security in Southeast Asia’  for next Friday, 27 May. Details below.

The Report of IPCC Working Group II suggests that in some parts of the world, climate-related disruptions of human populations are likely to occur both within states and across national borders, with sudden sharp spikes in rural to urban migration in some countries, and the exacerbation of shortfalls in food production, rural poverty and urban unrest in others. Given Southeast Asia’s high degree of vulnerability to climate change, the nature and extent of climate-change-induced migration is an important environmental, social and political challenge for the region’s peoples and governments.

 This public seminar seeks to examine the nature of possible climate-change-induced migration in the region, to consider whether this is also a security issue (and, if so, for whom), and to investigate how security consequences, particularly human security consequences, can be managed. This seminar will provide some insights from an ongoing study group on Climate change, Migration and Human Security in Southeast Asia.

Date: 27 May 2011 (Friday)
Time: 10am – 12pm
Venue: S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Conference Room 1, Block S4, Level B4, Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

For more information on the speakers, please visit this page.

Image taken from S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

One Response to “RSIS NTS seminar: ‘Climate Change, Migration and Human Security in Southeast Asia’”
  1. ds says:

    Thank you for this article. You can look at recently pujblished books and papers on climate change displacement, see:
    -Gregory White, Climate Change and Migration: Security and Borders in a Warming World, Oxford University Press, 2011.
    -Bogumil Terminski, Environmentally Induced Displacement,
    -Jane McAdam, Climate Change, Forced Migration, and International Law, Ofrord University Press, Oxford-New York, 2012, pp. 344

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