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Assessing the Evidence: Climate Change and Migration in the United Republic of Tanzania

08/31/2021 – Temperature rise, changes in the rainy seasons, extreme weather events: climate impacts pose risks to people in East Africa, especially to those living in rural areas and are heavily dependent on small-scale agriculture. A new report, a joint effort between the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), looks into possible linkages between climate impacts and migration in Tanzania and offers lenses across East Africa. It is accompanied by a Summary Brief in Swahili to broaden accessibility of climate information at the local level. In today’s event, PIK scientist Julia Blocher presented key findings of the report, followed by a virtual panel discussion.
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EPICC is part of the digital IKI Peru Networking Platform that is available in Spanish

16.04.2021 - EPICC News: We are proudly announcing that EPICC is part of the digital IKI Peru Networking Platform. The platform contains information regarding the implementation of respective IKI projects that are targeting Peru as a partner country.
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EPICC es parte del Boletín IKI Perú que está disponible en español

16.04.2021 - Noticias de EPICC: Estamos orgullosos de anunciar que EPICC forma parte del boletín digital de IKI Perú. El boletín contiene información sobre la implementación de los respectivos proyectos de IKI que tienen como objetivo a Perú como país socio.
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EPICC has been listed as a contributing project to the Global Framework for Climate Services GFCS

08.04.21 - EPICC News: We are proudly announcing that EPICC has been listed as a “contributing project” to the Global Framework for Climate Services, a global cooperation of governments and various organizations, producers and users of climate information and services, whose goals it is to enhance quality as well quantity of climate data.
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Locked Houses, Fallow Lands: Climate change and migration in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, India

25.03.21 - PIK News: Rising temperatures, cloud bursts, and dengue outbreaks: Climate change acts as a risk modifier influencing migration conditions in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Employing the latest climate data, a new report created under the umbrella of the East African Peru India Climate Capacities (EPPIC) project examines how climate impacts such as changing rainfall patterns and increasing extreme weather events affect the state's mountain agriculture and migration processes. In today’s launch, researchers and panelists also discussed what policy measures are needed to manage migration flows and revitalize the economy.
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Virtual Launch of the Study: “Locked Houses, Fallow Lands: Climate Change and Migration in Uttarakhand, India”

25.03.21 - EPICC News: EPICC project in collaboration with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) are proudly announcing the launch of the study "Locked Houses, Fallow Lands: Climate Change and Migration in Uttarakhand, India", which will take place on the 25th of March, 2021.
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3rd IKI Peru Networking Meeting

16.03.21 - EPICC News: EPICC researchers participated in the 3rd IKI Peru Networking Meeting and presented its vision on post-Covid-19 crisis Green Recovery.
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Conversemos sobre la Migración. Amenazas Ambientales y Movilidad Humana. (ESP)

04.03.21- EPICC News: El investigador de EPICC sobre migraciones, Jonas Bergmann, participó en una sesión de entrevistas organizada por la OIM América del Sur en la que se debatió el vínculo entre el cambio climático y la migración. / EPICC Migration researcher Jonas Bergmann participated in an interview session organized by OIM South America discussing the link between climate change and migration. The interview is available in the Spanish language.
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Climate Change Impacts on Conflict – Moving from Acknowledgement to Action

25.02.21 - EPICC News: EPICC Project Lead Kira Vike and EPICC migration researcher Julia M. Blocher present on climate-conflict linkages in a public-facing webinar co-organized with the Berghof Foundation
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From droughts to floods: climate change and migration in Peru

10.02.2021 - PIK-News: Too much, too little water: People in Peru are increasingly experiencing climate extremes. If climate impacts like water-related hazards continue to accelerate, more climate-induced migration and severe pressure on people’s well-being could be the consequence. These are the key results of a comprehensive report by a team of natural and social scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) that was presented today during a joint event.
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Virtual launch of the study: "Assessing the Evidence: Climate Change and Migration in Peru"

09.02.21 - EPICC News: The study "Assessing the Evidence: Climate Change and Migration in Peru" will be presented by its author and main editor, Jonas Bergmann, followed by a panel discussion with representatives of the Ministry of the Environment (MINAM), PIK and the IOM as well as a group of experts who will address the most important aspects of the nexus between climate change and migration in the country.
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Research, outreach and resilience during the pandemic – EPICC 2020 highlights

01.02.2021 - EPICC News: In this article we present how EPICC adapted to the new realities posed by COVID-19 pandemic and highlight research, outreach and capacity building work of the project in 2020.
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Southern Tanzania: Delayed Monsoon Rainfall Threatens Smallholder Farmers

22.12.2020 - PIK News: Traditionally, seasonal rainfalls in Southern Tanzania begin in the second or third week of November. But this year, the start of the monsoon (or Msimu in the Swahili language) season was delayed to December 10th, as PIK researcher Elena Surovyatkina correctly predicted in October. This has potentially serious consequences for the country, in which the agricultural sector accounts for roughly a third of its Gross Domestic Product.
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Climate Change, Adaptation and Migration

08.12.2020 - EPICC News: EPICC and TERI present the webinar exploring the linkages between climate change, adaptation and migration bringing together policy makers, practitioners, and scientific experts. The webinar is a part of the Adaptation Futures webinar series.
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One Billion Climate Migrants? Not So Fast

08.12.2020 - MPI: A podcast on climate change, migration and conflict has been released on Migration Policy Institute Podcasts featuring EPICC Migration doctoral researcher Julia Blocher.
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Critical region for weather observations in the Indian subcontinent to improve Monsoon prediction

01.12.20 - EPICC News: Prof. Elena Surovyatkina and Nitin Babu George conducted analysis of the distribution of weather stations over the Indian subcontinent and revealed lack of automatic weather stations in the region most important for accurate forecast of monsoon onset and withdrawal.
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In Relatively Peaceful Tanzania, Climate Change and Migration Can Spur Conflict

13.11.2020 - We are proudly announcing the release of the article "In Relatively Peaceful Tanzania, Climate Change and Migration Can Spur Conflict" co-authored by EPICC doctoral researcher Julia Blocher and EPICC former guest researcher Emmanuel Ole Kileli.
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2nd IKI India Networking Workshop

3.11.2020, 5-6.11.2020 - EPICC News: EPICC researchers participated in the 2nd IKI India Networking Workshop
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Climate Change and the Future of Safe Returns

November 2020 - UNHCR-PIK-Factsheet: Refugees and internally displaced people are under risk of further displacement due to climate impacts. More climate research is crucial to combat this threat. Find out more about climate change and the future of safe returns in the third factsheet that has jointly been developed by PIK and UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency.
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Cold Summers, Shrinking Monsoon Season: How Record Artic Warming is Changing the Climate All Over the World

21.09.2020 - PIK-News: Arctic warming may be one of the reasons India´s monsoon season will be shorter this year – the early withdrawal in the beginning of October was predicted by a unique forecasting method by Elena Surovyatkina from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.
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Virtual launch of the study: "Home Lands – Island and Archipelagic States’ Policymaking for Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change"

04.09.2020 - EPICC News: Dr Kira Vinke presented extensive qualitative research, which provides the basis for deep insights into the phenomenon of climate-induced migration, relevant actors, and the policy framework in the Eastern Caribbean, the Pacific and the Philippines.
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Monsoon withdrawal will be sooner this year

01.09.2020 - DownToEarth: EPICC monsoon researcher Prof. Dr. Surovyatkina gave an interview to Down To Earth, Indian online media outlet, on the withdrawal of the Indian Summer Monsoon in 2020.
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Climate Stabilization: Lessons from the Corona Crisis

17.08.2020 - PIK News: The dynamics of the current COVID-19 pandemic could offer valuable insights for the efforts to mitigate climate change. Highlighting the parallels between the global health and the climate emergency, a team of researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) has analyzed what policy makers and citizens can learn from the corona outbreak and how to apply it to the global effort of reducing CO2 emissions. Their proposal: A Climate Corona Contract that unites the younger and the older generations.
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A ‘Triple T Transition’ to a sustainable recovery

17.08.2020 - ORF.org: In their article, EPICC Project Lead Dr. Kira Vinke and Bart W. Edes, discuss the commitments introduced by various governments in response to the economic challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic and the way they embed sustainability targets.
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Gender, Displacement and Climate Change

29.07.2020 - UNHCR-PIK-Factsheet: Which role does gender play in climate change and which gender-specific risks need to be addressed in disaster displacement contexts? Find out more about gender, migration and climate change in the second factsheet that has jointly been developed by PIK and UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency.
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COVID-19, Displacement and Climate Change

30.06.2020 - UNHCR-PIK-Factsheet: Find the latest factsheet on COVID-19 and climate-induced migration that calls for solutions to avert future crises. This is a joint publication developed under the EPICC project at PIK and the UNHCR – The UN Refugee Agency.
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Corona und Klima: Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit (German)

01.05.2020 - Internationale Politik: To step out of the systematic crisis we need a climate-corona treaty between the generations. Read the commentary on the corona and climate crisis by the EPICC Senior Scientific Advisor, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and the EPICC project lead Dr. Kira Vinke in the Magazine Internationale Politik.
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Understanding the monsoon, preventing major catastrophes

30.04.2020 - The International Climate Initiative (IKI) published a news article on the International Monsoon Study Group (IMSG) that was organized within the EPICC project at PIK to better understand the monsoon phenomenon in times of climate change.
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Holz statt Beton (German)

28.01.2020 - Süddeutsche Zeitung: The article by the Süddeutsche Zeitung features the recent publication developed in collaboration with EPICC Project Lead Dr. Kira Vinke and EPICC Senior Scientific Advisor Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber.
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COP25: PIK experts in Madrid

20.01.2020 - PIK-News: "Time for Action": About 25,000 delegates from all over the world are expected to attend the UN Climate Conference COP25 from December 2-13 in Madrid, Spain. "We stand at a critical juncture in our collective efforts to limit dangerous global heating", UN General Secretary António Guterres said at the Opening Ceremony of COP25 in the Spanish Capital. "Millions throughout the world – especially young people – are calling on leaders from all sectors to do more, much more, to address the climate emergency we face. They know we need to get on the right path today, not tomorrow. That means important decisions must be made now," he stressed in his remarks.
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