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Event Climate change, conflict and migration: the water context

The symposium will serve as a platform to discuss the links between climate change, water stress, migration and conflict from a human security perspective. The discussion will revolve around capacity building and resilience in hotspots, conflict prevention, and a (international) legal framework of protection of environmental migrants. Organized by several international partners and to be held at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.
Date: Wednesday 21 September 2011 
Time: 9.00 – 17.00 hrs (registration opens 8.30 hrs) 
Venue: Institute of Social Studies, Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX  The Hague (NL)

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The final product of this symposium will be policy recommendations as discussed by the symposium participants, afterwards presented to (inter)national target audiences, such as the United Nations, the European Union, national governments, and NGOs in the fields of humanitarian relief, peacebuilding, water management and the environment. A special audience might be the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-17), to be held at the end of this year in Durban, South Africa.

Contact information The Netherlands National Committee for IHP & HWRP -- drs. M.R. van der Valk, Scientific Secretary P.O. Box 61003 NL-1005 HA Amsterdam The Netherlands (email:
Phone: +31.30.299 36 63
Event type Seminar
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Source The Netherlands National Committee for IHP & HWRP
Geographical coverage Netherlands,
Address Institute of Social Studies, Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX The Hague (NL)
Organizer The Netherlands National Committee for IHP & HWRP ( IHP - International Hydrological Programme (UNESCO) HWRP - Hydrology and Water Resources Programme (WMO))
Target audience International
Duration 9.00 – 17.00 hrs (registration opens 8.30 hrs)
Period 21/09/2011
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH