Radio Program—On The Run: Voluntary and Forced Climate Migration
The climate crisis is a growing driver of human migration, exacerbating the misery of already struggling communities.
According to the U.N. Refugee Agency, climate change typically creates internal displacement within countries before it pushes people across national borders. While much of this displacement is involuntary, many with wealth and foresight are able to move before they personally feel the most devastating effects.
How well are governments prepared to handle an influx of people driven from their homes—and support those who are left behind?
The Commonwealth Club of California
Senior Reporter at ProPublica
Colette Pichon Battle
Esq., Co-Executive Director, Taproot Earth
Senior Advocate and Program Manager, Climate Displacement Program, Refugees International
Founder and Host, Climate One
This radio program features portions of programs recorded earlier.