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Climate change, migration and the EU

Climate change and environmental degradation are much stronger drivers of migration flows than many of us may be aware of. An increasing number of people are forced to flee their homes and migrate to other places. Sometimes, it is difficult to isolate climate change from other reasons and so it is often ignored. In this WS, experts from the global south and the organization Sea Watch, dedicated to help refugees on the Mediterranean Sea, will discuss climate change as a cause of migration in Africa and the responsibility of the EU on how to react on these issues, to ensure a positive change in the affected regions.