SEMINAR – HYBRID EVENT: Justice, Women and Climate Induced-Migration: A Time for Discourse

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: SCAS SCAS, Linnéanum, Thunbergssalen, Thunbergsvägen 2 Uppsala
  • Lecturer: Francesca Rosignoli, Junior Global Horizons Fellow, SCAS. Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, Stockholm University. Project Leader and Researcher, Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research, Bolzano
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  • Organiser: Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)
  • Contact person: Klas Holm
  • Seminarium

Francesca Rosignoli, SCAS and Stockholm University, gives a seminar on "Justice, Women and Climate Induced-Migration: A Time for Discourse". The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.


Similarly to the 2018 Global Compact for Safe, Orderly, and Regular Migration, the EU New Pact on Migration and Asylum adopted in 2020 acknowledges natural disasters and climate change among the drivers of migration. However, it also fails to recognize a new legal subjectivity for people fleeing environmental disruptions. Without a legal definition, climate-induced migrants are protected neither under international nor EU law. This protection gap is more likely to increase the vulnerabilities of most marginalized groups, particularly women. UN figures show that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women. Less educated, poorer, and with limited access to natural resources, women will be ever more disproportionately vulnerable to the effects of natural disasters and climate change. As discussed at length during the COP26, this aspect raises gender equality, gender justice, and environmental justice issues that are increasingly discussed by policy-makers, non-state actors, and civil society. This seminar will provide insights into the terminology in use, the gap in legislation, and existing narratives that are shaping the debate linking gender, climate change, justice, and migration. In particular, I will address the following questions: How the gender dimension is discussed in the context of climate-induced migration? Which narratives are shaping the debate? What is and will be the role of EU institutions in addressing this pressing issue?

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