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Migration and Climate Change Scoping Meeting
Friday 10 July 2020, 08:00 - 17:00

Human migration is projected as one of the greatest adverse impacts of climate change with future flows of climate migrants, also referred to as climate refugees, predicted at 200 million by 2050 (IPCC 2006).To address this intense and complex climate change impact, the Belmont Forum is excited to announce the scoping of a new international funding opportunity focused on Migration and Climate Change.  We invite you to participate in a special online meeting to share your expert perspective of the state of the science as it relates to research and societal needs in Migration. We will ultimately incorporate your input into the development of research themes for an international call for proposals.  Participation in this event does not make you ineligible to submit a proposal once the call is finalized and released.
The scoping meeting will be held online on July 10, 2020 at 11am UTC using a government-secured Zoom license to bring together stakeholders from multiple disciplines interested in Migration on various scales. Since Migration and Climate Change is a multifaceted issue, it would benefit from the collaboration of many knowledge types and international resource partners with diverse perspectives. Thus, the term stakeholder is used in its broadest sense as it includes communities, policymakers, business and industry, unionized bodies, tribal organizations, NGOs and many others. Accordingly, this meeting is the perfect opportunity to co-design a funding call based on the collection of adept input. 
Please confirm your participation by completing this registration form.  In preparation, please review the attached document for perspectives gathered thus far. If you are unable to join by Zoom or phone, and are interested in contributing, we will also be developing a WhatsApp group to exchange ideas.  When you register, please share a WhatsApp-enabled phone number so we might include you in this group.
Thank you for your participation.
Best regards,
Erica Key
A quick note about the Belmont Forum:
Established in 2009, the Belmont Forum is a partnership of funding organizations, international science councils, and regional consortia committed to the advancement of transdisciplinary science. Forum operations are guided by the Belmont Challenge, a vision document that encourages: International transdisciplinary research providing knowledge for understanding, mitigating and adapting to global environmental change. Forum members and partner organizations work collaboratively to meet this Challenge by issuing international calls for proposals, committing to best practices for open data access, and providing transdisciplinary training.
*The message above is sent on behalf of Erica Key, Executive Director of the Belmont Forum

Friday 10 July 2020

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