This publication includes the report of a Conference on “Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration: Addressing Vulnerabilities and Harnessing Opportunities” held on the 19th of February 2008 in Geneva. The event was co-hosted by the Greek Chairmanship of the Human Security Network (HSN) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
This book is published with the sponsorship of the Government of Greece, in close coordination with the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Switzerland under the guidance of the Permanent Representative, Ambassador Franciscos Verros and the assistance of Marianna Papadopoulou, Minister Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of Greece. It was prepared under the overall supervision of Philippe Boncour, Head, International Dialogue on Migration Division, Migration Policy and Research Department (MPRD), IOM.
This publication comprises four main elements: Parts I, II, III and IV contain the report of the Conference, which is based on the presentations and discussions in Greek, English, French and Spanish respectively. The Annex includes the Conference agenda in English. Special thanks for the preparation of the report are owed to Alina Narusova-Schmitz and Kristiina Lilleorg, MPRD, IOM.