Why are some parts of the environmental movement opposed to immigration, but not others? Why do some environmentalists see immigration as threat to the environment but others see it as a vital way for some people to adapt to climate change? This event looks at how to challenge some of the “green” anti-immigration myths. It also explores some of the important connections between environmental change and the movement of people.
The event will be run as a round table / workshop. We hope participants will share their opinions and experience. Participants will also be encouraged to explore the following questions:
- how can environmental organisations be part of a movement for humane and open immigration policy?
- how can environmental groups challenge innacurate statements about immigration within their own groups and the wider green movement?
- how can environmental organisations that want to push for more open and humane immigration policy work with other groups already campaigning on these issues?
Who should attend:
- anyone interested in issues around the environment, immigration and climate change
- people working in environment, climate change, immigration and human rights
Format: Round table discussion / workshop
Book: By email