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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Janos Bogardi
Dear Visitor,
Welcome to the official EFMSV website. First of all I would like to thank all partners, supporters and donors for their dedicated support that made the success of the conference possible.
300 participants from 60 different countries including representatives from academia, public offices and ministries, NGOs, donors and humanitarian organisations met in Bonn at the EFMSV conference. Over 3 days we engaged in debates about the sensitive and complex interplay of migration, environmental degradation and social vulnerability.
We were pleased to host this highly relevant conference exactly at a time when the issue of climate change and its linkages with migration is increasingly discussed in policy making debates at local, national and international levels.
The conference provided an encompassing overview over the current debate and was at the same time conceived to allow in-depth discussions of specific topics and themes.
One of the conference outcomes were the “Bonn Points”. This concept is a point of departure for various future events such as the United Nations Climate Change Conference in December 2008 in Poznań and the COP 15 in Copenhagen, the March 2009 World Water Forum in Istanbul or the April Expert Meeting on Environmental Change and Migration in Munich. These are some of various events where the topic of environmentally induced migration has to be addressed.
To learn more about the EFMSV conference, please feel free to explore this website. Here you can find the latest news, selected speeches, presentations and outcomes as well as photos.
We also would like to thank all participants for coming to Bonn and participating actively in this successful and path breaking conference on this very important issue.
Sincerely,
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Janos Bogardi
Director UNU-EHS, Vice-Rector in Europe, a.i.



News

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    Learn more about the findings by downloading the Preliminary Findings October
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