Climate Mobilities Working Group Speaker Series: “27 going on 28, what to expect on migration at the next COP?”
Dina lonesco, Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), Vulnerable 20 Group (V20), Webster University Geneva, is the first speaker in the Climate Mobilities Working Group – 2023 Speaker Series.
Dina Ionesco is a Senior Advisor on Migration with the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Co-Director of the Master of Arts in Migration, Climate Change and the Environment she co-created at Webster University Geneva. She has worked as the Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change (MECC) Division at the UN Migration Agency (IOM). In this capacity, she has overseen IOM’s policies and programmes related to the nexus between migration, environment and climate change and IOM’s contributions to policy processes, such as the climate change negotiations. She is the co-author of the Atlas of Environmental Migration (2016) and of numerous articles and publications. Dina has joined IOM in 2004, to work on diaspora policies, migration and development, and has worked for over four years in the IOM Research Division.
Dina was awarded the ‘Inspirational woman working to protect the environment’ distinction, as part of the 2016 International Women’s Day, at the initiative of UN Environment, the Geneva Environment Network and the Swiss Confederation.
She joined IOM after working with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on local development policies, with European Dialogue and NGOs on human rights, with UK academia and as an independent coach writer.
Dina holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the London School of Economics (UK), a Master’s Degree in European Studies from Sussex University (UK) and graduated from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris.
The Climate Mobilities Working Group is an interdisciplinary research group of scholars from a range of institutions who examine the ethics, justice, policies, and science of climate displacement, immobility, and migration. The group is generously supported by the University Center for Human Values and Princeton University.
Additional dates and speakers in this series are below.
MARCH 17, 2023
Idowu Jola Ajibade, Geography, Portland State University
APRIL 21, 2023
Lori Hunter, Sociology, University of Colorado-Boulder
MAY 19, 2023
Esther Stanford-Xosei, Stop The Maangamizi: We Charge Genocide/Ecocide Campaign
JUNE 16, 2023
Carol Farbotko, School of Geography, University of Melbourne