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 on 16 March 2023 will convene experts from multiple disciplines to explore how climate-driven migration affects 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:
- 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
- Intensifying intra- and inter-state competition for food, water, and other resources
- Increased frequency and severity of disease outbreaks
- Increased US border stress due to the severe effects of climate change in parts of Central America
The conference will take place on 16 March 2023 at Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus in the Damen Student Center. A streaming option will be available for those who choose to participate online.
For more information and updates on the conference, please go to the School of Environmental Sustainability, Loyola University Chicago.