Associate research scientist Susana Adamo participated in a Nansen Initiative Regional Consultation, “Disasters and Cross-Border Displacement in Central America: Emerging Needs, New Responses,” held in San Jose, Costa Rica, December 2–4. The conference focused on the surrounding region and particular issues it faces related to disasters and displacement, and aimed at developing specific policy and program outcomes. Adamo gave a presentation on climate change, migration and urbanization as part of a panel on slow-onset disasters and environmental degradation.
Supported by the European Commission, the Consultation was jointly organized by the Costa Rican National Emergency Commission (Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias-CNE), the Coordination Centre for the Prevention of Natural Disasters in Central America (Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de los Desastres Naturales en América Central-CEPREDENAC), and the Nansen Initiative Secretariat in Geneva. The Nansen Initiative is an organization that works to develop strategies to help people displaced across borders because of natural disasters and the adverse effects of climate change.