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Speakers and panelists

Speakers will reflect upon policy and practical measures already in place and future challenges. The Conference will explore new strategies and policies to meet these challenges of climate related displacement and migration and look at some of the possible impacts on the labour markets and economic migration.

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Welcome speakers

  • Ylva Johansson, Commissioner, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
  • Maria Malmer Stenergard, Minister for Migration, Ministry of Justice
  • Mikael Ribbenvik, Director General, Swedish Migration Agency

Key Note Speaker

  • Koko Warner, Director, Global Data Institute, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Rainer Münz, Professor, Central European University


Panel 1: The effects of climate change on migration. Examples from around the world

  • Joakim Palme, Chair, Delmi (Delegation for Migration Studies)
  • Mariam Yassin Hagi Yussuf, Special Presidential Envoy for Children and Migrants' Rights, Prime Minister's Office, Somalia
  • Walter Kälin, Envoy of the Chair, Platform on Disaster Displacement
  • Anders Jägerskog, Senior Water Resources Management Specialist, the World Bank
  • Glynis Harrison, Secretary General, Namibia Red Cross Society

Panel 2: Possible impact of climate change on migration towards the EMN Member and Observer Countries–what can we expect?

  • Bernd Parusel, Senior Researcher, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS)
  • Michael Shotter, Director, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission
  • Dina Ionesco, Senior Advisor on Migration, Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) & Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20)
  • Lisa Andersson, Economist, International Migration Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Salvatore Petronella, Strategic Advisor, Labor Mobility Partnerships (LaMP)

Panel 3: How are the EMN Member and Observer Countries currently addressing the effects of climate change and displacement and migration across different policy areas?

  • Elin Jakobsson, Analyst at FOI (Swedish Defence Research Agency)
  • Göran Holmqvist, Director, Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency)
  • Matthew Scott, Senior Researcher, Human Rights and the Environment thematic area, Raoul Wallenberg Institute
  • Raffaella Greco-Tonegutti, Lead Expert on Migration and Development, Enabel (Belgian Development Agency)
  • Chiara Scissa, Expert in International Protection and Human Rights, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies
  • Laurent Rucker, Head of the Mission for Democratic Governance, French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Panel 4: How could the EMN Member and Observer Countries address the issue of displacement and migration related to climate change in the future, with existing or new migration policy approaches?

  • Hanne Beirens, Director, Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe
  • Andrew Harper, Special Advisor to the High Commissioner for Climate Action, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • François Gemenne, Senior Research Associate and Director, The Hugo Observatory, University of Liège
  • Michelle Leighton, Chief of the Labour Migration Branch, International Labour Organisation (ILO)

Concluding remarks

  • Magnus Ovilius, Head of Sector Forecasting, Preparedness and Policy Monitoring, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs, European Commission