Regular Migration: Building Resilience Against Ecological Threats

A discussion about regular migration as a way to improve resilience in the most vulnerable places affected by ecological threats.

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Regular Migration: Building Resilience Against Ecological Threats

  • Hosted by

    Institute for Economics & Peace

  • Location


  • Date

    January 12, 2021

  • Time

    16:00 CET

The Institute for Economics & Peace, Dr. Prof. Valeria Bello and the International Organisation for Migration are pleased to invite you to engage in a discussion about regular migration, Positive Peace and ecological threats. The panel will bring together representatives from academia and international organisations in the field of migration, socio-economic development and environment.

The Ecological Threat Register is a brand new, timely research product that shows both exposure to risk and the ability of nations and their resilience to deal with major impacts. Through the framework of Positive Peace, IEP is able to measure resilience against such exogenous shocks and provide insights on the impact of such events on peace and conflict. The findings of Ecological Threat Register identify 31 ecological “hotspot” countries and anticipates that 1.2 billion people are at risk of displacement by 2050 as a consequence of these vulnerable situations. Therefore, it becomes an imperative to address these root causes of lack of resilience to ecological threats. Among resilient strategies, migration, when it happens in safe and regular ways, it can become a true opportunity for all the parties involved to ensure that a period of crisis is overcome with innovation, interculturalism and the potential that human journeys produce for the wellbeing of individuals and societies.


Dr. Prof. Valeria Bello, Director of the Official Master of Advanced Studies in International Affairs and Associate Professor in Sociology at the Blanquerna Faculty of Communications and International Relations, University Ramón Llull.

Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, Senior Expert in Migration, Environment and Climate Change at the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM).

Serge Stroobants, Director of Europe and MENA Region at the Institute for Economics & Peace.

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