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Climate change and migration: expanding the debate on a multidimensional relation

Climate change is an immense and multifaceted global challenge, likely to change our planet and our very way of life. In some of the most industrialised settings in the world as well as in the most vulnerable areas, people may find they can no longer live in places they have called home for generations. Climate change causes many serious problems, including extreme weather disasters, the rise of sea levels, species extinction and environmental degradation. Each of these factors, alongside structural conditions such as transnational labour markets, land tenure, political violence and discrimination, is expected to have some bearing on future migration.

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01 December 2015
COST Action exploring links between climate change and migration at COP21

Climate change is the "defining challenge of our age", according to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. It threatens people’s lives and drives them away from their homes in search of a better and safer life elsewhere. An innovative COST Action took up the challenge and decided to tackle the emerging phenomenon of ‘climate migration’. Key findings of a fruitful four-year international collaboration will be presented this week at the 2015 UNFCCC COP21, in Paris.

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24 November 2015
Collecting research data to counter femicide worldwide

Femicide across Europe is the first pan-European research network investigating the causes and risk factors of a phenomenon killing thousands of women every year, worldwide.

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23 November 2015
New COST Actions stand out as highly interdisciplinary

The first 40 Actions funded under the COST Association show a highly interdisciplinary nature, with almost half of the Actions being related to two or three main OECD fields of Science and Technology.

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Due to budgetary and operational reasons, the next Collection Date has been postponed to 25 April 2016, 17:00 CET.


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This section features the work of the COST Committee of Senior Officials (CSO), including the policy-driven Targeted Networks. read more

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