Two researchers from the MISTY: Migration, Transformation and Sustainability project were recently invited to give evidence to a meeting of the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee of the UK House of Lords as expert witnesses on migration.
Ricardo Safra de Campos and Caroline Zickgraf were identified as experts in migration as a response to environmental risk and invited to give evidence as part of an initiative to hear evidence on climate change ahead of COP26.
The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee of the House of Lords looked at the implications of climate change on migration, including how it affects the movement of people into Europe and the UK. The Committee asked for Dr Safra de Campos’ views on the impact of climate change on human mobility and its implications for laws and institutions.
This was a public evidence session; members of the public were welcome to attend and the session was recorded and broadcast live, and will be transcribed for publishing on Hansard, which is an edited verbatim record of what was said in the UK Parliament. The evidence given in the session will inform the EU Select Committee’s evidence session with the relevant minister regarding plans for COP26.