climate change, environmental justice, health equityUCSF Earth Center: Environment, War and Conflict

This webinar will examine how climate-fueled environmental disasters are increasingly causing mass displacement of populations both within and across borders. According to the United Nations, refugees, stateless people, and the internally displaced often live in climate change ‘hotspots’ and may face secondary displacement. The webinar will address the health threats faced by these vulnerable migrant and refugee populations, including the lack of clean air, water, nutrition, housing, increased exposure to infectious diseases, and psychological trauma. Additionally, the session will explore how conflicts over fossil fuel supplies have exacerbated the climate crisis and contributed to social and environmental injustices.

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UCSF Earth Center
Published Mar. 2, 2021