Northwestern Events Calendar


Loyola University's Climate Change Conference: Climate Refugees

When: Thursday, March 16, 2023
All day  

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Jeff Henderson   (847) 467-1972

Group: ISEN

Category: Lectures & Meetings


From floods to wildfires to droughts, the changing climate increasingly impacts human migration, adding to the growing number of displaced people worldwide. Loyola University Chicago's annual Climate Change Conference will convene experts from multiple disciplines to explore how climate-driven migration will affect communities locally and globally. The conference draws inspiration from Loyola's enduring Jesuit values of social justice, service to humanity, and care for our world, highlighting the need for just and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. 

The 2023 Climate Change Conference will feature a keynote speaker and a panel of experts who will discuss issues confronting the international community, including:

1. Large-scale human migration due to resource scarcity, increased frequency of extreme weather events, and other factors, particularly in the developing countries in the earth's lower latitudes

2. Intensifying intra- and inter-state competition for food, water, and other resources
Increased frequency and severity of disease outbreaks

3. Increased US border stress due to the severe effects of climate change in parts of Central America

The conference will take place on Loyola's Lake Shore Campus in the Damen Student Center. A streaming option will be available for those who choose to participate online. 

Register More Info Add to Calendar

Add Event To My Group:

Please sign-in