Climate change could push an additional 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030, force up to 250 million people from their homes by 2050, and expose 3 billion people to Saharan heat levels by 2070.

According to analysis in a new report by CARE International, Evicted by Climate Change: Confronting the Gendered Impacts of Climate-Induced Displacement, urgent action is needed to help the world's poorest people confront growing disruptions caused by climate change, to help prepare communities for the next crisis before it occurs, and to close gaps in policy frameworks that leave those affected by climate-induced displacement without adequate protection.

CARE Canada is proud to present a screening and panel discussion on climate-induced migration as part of the One World Film Festival which engages audiences in the National Capital Region on important social justice issues of local to global concern.

All proceeds from the event will support the Titi Foundation in their work responding to the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation on vulnerable communities in South Sudan.

Paying participants will get access to:

  • Opening panel:
    • Moderator: Jessie Thomson, VP-Global Programs, CARE Canada 
    • Malual Bol Kiir, Former Refugee; Refugee Advisor to the Delegation of Canada to the 2020 Meeting of UNHCR’s Executive Committee; Founder, African Youth Action Network (AYAN); Founding member, Search for Common Ground Global Youth Leadership Council (GYLC)
    • Nicole Bates-Eamer, Research Fellow, Climate Migrants and Refugees Project  
  • Introductory videos:
    • Andrew Harper, UNHCR Special Advisor on Climate Action (1.5 mins) – Framing the issue of climate-induced displacement, how climate interacts with other drivers of humanitarian need to create protection challenges, especially for women and girls.
    • Gloriah Soma, Titi Foundation (1.5 mins) – Introducing Titi Foundation, current situation of flooding in South Sudan, positive and negative impacts of human mobility, specific impacts on women and girls. 
  • Film screening #1:Fleeing Climate Change: The Real Environmental Disaster  (Deutsche Welle, 2019, 42 minutes)
  • Film screening #2: Climate Refugees  (Michael Nash, United States, 2010, 95 minutes)  

Fleeing Climate Change: The Real Environmental Disaster screening and panel discussion hosted by CARE Canada December 10, 7:45 PM EST

The Government of Canada needs to do its part to ensure vulnerable people are equipped to adapt and recover from the impacts of climate change.