B-EPICC News

Policy Brief: How does law and policy respond to climate-linked migration in Ethiopa - advances and continuing gaps

The B-EPICC migration team, in collaboration with colleagues from the HABITABLE Project, have just had a policy brief published with the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Environmental Migration Portal.
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Final B-EPICC Conference

25/01/2024: The Final Conference of the B-EPICC project took place. It was conceived as an opportunity to present and discuss project outcomes and discuss possibilities of future international exchange.
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Visitor Exchange during B-EPICC Final Events

22/01/2024-26/01/2024: Guests from the B-EPICC partner countries came together for the Final Events of the B-EPICC project.
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Bolivian Guest Researcher from Brazil joins B-EPICC's Hydrology Team

January 2024: Right at the beginning of the new year, the B-EPICC project is happy to welcome Eduardo Noriega, a Bolivian scientist working in Brazil. During his one-month stay he and hydrology expert Carlos Fernández Palomino will focus on hydrological modeling of the Andes-Amazon.
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ClimateImpactsOnline: Interactive Online Session with Ethiopia

08/12/2023: B-EPICC conducted an online session with Ethiopian stakeholders to test the web solution for Ethiopia in the web portal ClimateImpactsOnline.
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ClimateImpactsOnline: Interactive Online Session for the Amazon Region

27/11/2023: B-EPICC invited stakeholders from Brazil and Peru to test the web solution for the Amazon Region in the web portal ClimateImpactsOnline.
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B-EPICC Final Workshop: Strengthening Resilience Against Climate Change in Peru

13/11/2023: In November 2023, the B-EPICC project team traveled to Lima to conduct a final project workshop with the Peruvian project partners and relevant stakeholders, as the project ends in May 2024.
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Climate Talks in New Dehli

17/10/2023: B-EPICC scientist Prof. Dr. Elena Surovyatkina was invited to the Climate Talks in New Delhi to speak on “Forecasting Monsoon Onset and Withdrawal in India: Building Climate Change Resilience”.
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B-EPICC Researcher speaks about Climate-induced Migration and Security

04/10/2023 & 05/10/2023: Dr Alec Thornton participated in Khartoum Process Flagship Thematic Meeting, exploring the Potential of Mobility in the Context of Climate Change.
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Expert Dialogue: Climate-linked human migration and displacement

25/09/2023: Project lead Fanny Thornton co-hosted an expert dialogue on normative developments concerning climate-linked human migration and displacement at the Bosch Foundation, Berlin
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Workshops on capacity building for climate migration research in forestry development

25/09/2023-26/09/2023: B-EPICC migration researcher Alec Thornton conducted two demand driven workshops focusing on research skill capacity building for climate migration research in forestry development.
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B-EPICC Welcomes Ecologist Dr Erickson Urquiaga from Peru

September-October 2023: B-EPICC welcomes researcher Dr Erickson Urquiaga from the Institute for Nature, Earth & Energy (INTE) at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima). Dr Urquiaga is an ecologist specialized on research in the Andean forests of Perú and will collaborate with B-EPICC’s forest and biodiversity researcher Sarah Bereswill.
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Brazilian Guest Researcher Savia Santos joins B-EPICC

August-November 2023: Savia Santos is a researcher from the Cedeplar-Demography department at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Brazil. The next three months, she will be working together with B-EPICC ‘s research analyst Dr Alec Thornton who is specialized in climate-migration-conflict.
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B-EPICC Welcomes Peruvian ENSO researcher Cristian Febre

August 2023: Cristian Febre is a meteorologist who focuses on El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) research. During his stay, he will work with B-EPICC’s El Niño expert Dr Josef Ludescher.
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B-EPICC Welcomes Ethiopian Environmental Migration Researcher Sinafekesh Girma Wolde

July/August 2023: B-EPICC is delighted to welcome Sinafekesh Girma Wolde, a Ph.D. researcher from Politecnico di Milano, for a month-long guest stay at PIK.
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Dr R. Krishnan, the Director of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, visits PIK

07/07/2023-10/07/2023: Dr R. Krishnan visited PIK in the context of the B-EPICC project.
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B-EPICC visits Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia

12/05/2023: In context of B-EPICC´s workshop held in Addis Ababa, participants and project team visited the Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center.
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B-EPICC Workshop Ethiopia - May 2023

The B-EPICC team is back from a knowledge exchange event in Ethiopia. The B-EPICC Workshop “Strengthening Resilience against Climate Change” was held in Addis Ababa from 10-12 May 2023.
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B-EPICC Welcomes two Guest Researchers from India

March/April 2023: The B-EPICC project is grateful to welcome Santosh Kumar Muriki and K. Venkatramana from its longstanding project partner The Energy and Resource Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, India. They will use their stay to discuss their research on dynamical and thermodynamic features of precipitation extremes over the Indian subcontinent.
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Knowledge Transfer on Monsoon Forecasting in India

January/February 2023: Prof. Elena Surovyatkina from the B-EPICC project went on a field trip through India to share her recent discoveries on monsoon forecasting with Indian meteorologists and authorities.
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B-EPICC Workshop "Strengthening Resilience against Climate Change“ in India

The B-EPICC team has just returned from India, where it ran a successful knowledge exchange workshop with collaborators in New Delhi. The workshop "Strengthening Resilience against Climate Change" was held at the India Habitat Centre on 9 and 10 February 2023.
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B-EPICC Welcomes Ethiopian Guest Researcher Tamirat Bekele Jimma

January - March 2023: The B-EPICC project welcomes its first guest researcher after COVID restrictions have been lifted. Tamirat Bekele Jimma is a PhD student from Addis Ababa University. He is affiliated with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Addis Abeba and his research focuses on the interaction between land surface, climate and hydrology in Ethiopia.
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Fifth Meeting of the B-EPICC Advisory Board

08/12/2022 & 09/12/2022 - The B-EPICC project hosted its annual Advisory Board meeting on 8th and 9th December 2022 in Potsdam. Following two years of online gatherings due to the pandemic, it was a delight to host a face-to-face meeting again in 2022.
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B-EPICC Scientist Sarah Bereswill Visited Research Institutions in Brazil, August & September 2022

25/08/2022 - 05/09/2022 - Following the B-EPICC kick-off workshop (23rd & 24th of August, 2022) in São José dos Campos, Brazil, PIK scientist Sarah Bereswill spent 10 days in Brazil to network with scientists working in the area of forest and biodiversity research. The research question B-EPICC addresses in the corresponding work package centers around the mitigation potential of secondary forests in terms of carbon sink and biodiversity recovery. For this purpose, Ms. Bereswill applies PIK’s Dynamic Global Vegetation Model ‘LPJmL-FIT’ to investigate dynamics of functional biodiversity and ecosystem services of forests under future climate scenarios.
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Building Climate Capacities for - and with - Peru

01/11/2022 - PIK’s Brazil East Africa Peru India Climate Capacity (B-EPICC) project has hosted a ministerial delegation from Peru. The project has worked in, and with, Peru since 2018, where it is concerned with co-producing high-quality and user-oriented research and policy outcomes in a country facing the twin threats of severe flooding and drought, worsened by a changing climate.
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B-EPICC's Study Tour to IIT Roorkee, India

15-28/09/2022 - B-EPICC's agricultural expert Dr Stephanie Gleixner visited project partners and collaborators in India
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B-EPICC Kick-Off Workshop Brazil 2022

23&24/08/2022 - B-EPICC Kick-Off Workshop at National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in São José dos Campos (São Paulo), Brazil
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B-EPICC Training Workshop in Peru

16.-18./08/2022 - B-EPICC Project Training Workshop 2022: Strengthening Resilience Against Climate Change in Peru
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EPICC Closing Workshop in Tanzania

23/06/2022 - Meeting of EPICC Scientists, Local Partners and Stakeholders from Science and Practice in Dar es Salaam to Debate the Final Project Outcomes and Impacts
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