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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Over the next 50 years profound changes in natural and human environments across the world are foreseen: climate change, global population growth and fast urbanisation. These changes affect migration flows and result in new migratory patterns.
On the occasion of the publication of the report "Migration and Global Environment Change" by the UK Government Office for Science, a jointly organised seminar with the JRC will take place on 8 December 2011 in Brussels.
The seminar will provide an opportunity to present scientific analysis of selected aspects of migration and global environmental change in order to improve understanding within EU policy makers and relevant stakeholders. The discussions will allow participants to consider important measures and solutions needed to address these challenges.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre will present its main activities in this field with the participation of other Commission services which are concerned, as well as the UK Government Office for Science and international organisations.
Registration to this event is now open. If you wish to attend, please contact Ms Cynthia Dennis by 1st December 2011.
Moderator: Rosario Bento Pais, Head of Unit Adaptation, Directorate-General for Climate Action, European Commission
Moderator: Md. Shahidul Haque, Director, Department for International Cooperation and Partnerships, International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
Moderator: Matteo Sirtori, Unit Policy and Implementation Frameworks, Directorate-General Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection, European Commission
CONCLUSIONS AND THE WAY FORWARD