We were delighted to be part of IIED’s event Conflict, Climate and Migration in Syria – did the media get it right?

This talk makes the case that there are powerful connections between climate change and the conflict in Syria. However, the story given by the mainstream media about these connections was not always accurate. This talk unpacks both the media story and the scientific evidence. The key thesis of the presentation is that the role of migration – and migrants themselves – was misunderstood by the press and public. This talk places climate change and migration amongst the other powerful drivers of conflict in Syria; and explores how these forces have interacted to create the war that unfolded.

Andrew McConnell / Panos for DFID. (CC BY-NC 2.0). Flickr.

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