Government & Public Interest

ABA’s Code Red: Climate Crisis and Migration

Thursday, October 13, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET, Register here

For years, scientists have warned of climate change and the resulting crisis. With an environmental crisis now here, extreme conditions are occurring with greater frequency in the U.S. and around the globe. The resulting changes in global temperatures are, in turn, causing water shortages, drenching rainfall, rapid snowmelt, flash flooding, drought conditions persisting in the Southwest, and the heretofore unthinkable – the Arctic’s disappearing ice. Climate change has made extreme weather increasingly normalized and unwelcome part of everyday life. As a result of this crisis, a great migration has begun. Climate migrants are moving both within and outside of their borders, with a significant toll on migrants and receiving countries.

Bryan J. Buttigieg – Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
Dr. Lisa Doggett – Family Physician; Co-Founder and President, Texas Physicians for Social Responsibility
Dr. Elizabeth Ferris – Research Professor, and Director, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service
Sanjay Notani – Partner, Economic Laws Practice
Richard Pena (Moderator) – President and CEO, Law Offices of Richard Pena, P.C.; Vice Chair, Rights of Immigrants Committee, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice