Water displacement

Water and displacement

6 December 2021
15:00-17:00 (Geneva Time)
Hybrid event
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Objectives

Raise awareness of the link between water and displacement, with climate change accelerating a global water crisis, which – together with rainfall variability – is expected to be one of the contributing forces in population displacement. 

Run of the show

Opening remarks – moderator Ambassador Anita Pipan, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva 

  • Prof Petteri Taalas, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)   
  • Mr Janez Lenarčič, European Commissioner for Crisis Management  
  • Dr Stanislav Raščan, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and acting Minister for Development Cooperation 

 

Moderator

Ms Anita Pipan

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN Office and other international organizations in Geneva

Speakers

Petteri Taalas

Prof Petteri Taalas

Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Janez_Lenarčič

Mr Janez Lenarčič

European Commissioner for Crisis Management

Dr Stanislav Raščan

State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and acting Minister for Development Cooperation

Panel 1

Ms Olga Algayerova

UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Mr Robert Mardini

Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Mr Boštjan Rogelj

PhD., assistant professor, Department of Geography, University of Ljubljana

Panel 2

Ms Mami Mizutori

Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

Mr Andrew Harper

Special Advisor on Climate Action, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Ms Caroline Dumas

Director General’s Special Envoy for Migration and Climate Action, International Organization for Migration (IOM)