DRC Global Event 2020 on Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Forced Displacement

Would you like to be part of a ground-breaking journey seeking to better understand and prepare the humanitarian sector to respond to climate change and environmental degradation?

In this new decade, the need for addressing global challenges, particularly climate change, environmental degradation and forced displacement is more pressing than ever. To address these challenges, we as an organization working with displacement need to find new, nimble and comprehensive solutions beyond the business-as-usual.

As Denmark’s largest international NGO working in 40 countries across the globe in some of the most difficult situations and in emerging economies, and with a reach to more than 5,7 million displaced and vulnerable people, DRC is well-positioned to seek new ways of responding to these challenges. We cannot however do this alone. This is why we invite you and 30+ other collaborators to join us in this journey and set the stage for new ways of addressing the challenges posed by the climate crisis. 

In this journey, you will together with our leading experts explore trends and signals of global futures, be inspired by expert speakers and practitioners leading the way and ideate on possible solutions to some of the most pressing global problems. Jointly we will explore the future of the intersection of climate and displacement through different lenses, including protection and legal aid, natural resources and conflict, regenerative practices, the green economy; and data and predictive analytics.

The journey consists of three steps that you are invited to join:

  1. Virtual one-day Launch event on September 1st;
  2. Workshop (3 hours) end of September where we dive deeper into a specific response area;
  3. Global Event (full day) to be held at DTU Skylab in Lyngby on October 21st

Are you interested? To learn more please reach out to [email protected]

Join us

As collaborator, you will be learning, exploring and generating insights in a process facilitated by the Nordic think tank and advisory DareDisrupt. Together with leading experts at DRC and other organisations, you will be unfolding the problems at hand. We will be exploring the intersection of climate and displacement together as a whole and dividing the group into five response communities that will generate more in-depth understanding of and ideas for solutions based on specific response questions.

Questions that we will explore:

Protection and Legal Aid: What are the legal needs of displaced people in a future of increased effects of climate change and environmental degradation? How can we better reach and provide legal aid to communities that need it the most?

Natural Resources, Conflict and Climate: How can we better serve displaced persons, when climate change and environmental degradation drive conflict over natural resources including access to land and water?

Regenerative Practices: How can humanitarian response be designed to be regenerative? What can the humanitarian sector learn from circular approaches? How can we bring about both small actions and large systemic change to the benefit of displaced people and the planet as a whole?

Green Economy: How can we unlock the opportunities of the ‘Green Economy’ to the benefit of displaced populations that are often disproportionally affected by the effects of climate change and environmental degradation?

Data and Predictive Analytics: How can data help us to better understand and respond to the effects of climate change on displacement?