Blanquerna University, the International Organisation for Migration and the Institute for Economics & Peace are pleased to invite you to a discussion about about regular migration as a way to improve resilience in the most vulnerable places affected by ecological threats.
The Ecological Threat Register is a brand new, timely research product that shows both exposure to risk and the ability of nations and their resilience to deal with major impacts. Through the framework of Positive Peace, IEP is able to measure resilience against such exogenous shocks and provide insights on the impact of such events on peace and conflict. The findings of Ecological Threat Register identify 31 ecological “hotspot” countries and anticipates that 1.2 billion people are at risk of displacement by 2050 as a consequence of this vulnerable situations. Therefore, it becomes an imperative to address these root causes of lack of resilience to ecological threats. Among resilient strategies, migration, when it happens in safe and regular ways, it can become a true opportunity for all the parties involved to ensure that a period of crisis is overcome with innovation, interculturalism and the potential that human journeys produce for the wellbeing of individuals and societies.