The Hugo Film Festival

20-24 November 2017, Liège (Belgium)

 The Hugo Film Festival was organized by the Hugo Observatory with the support of the Association Wallone de l’Air et du Climat (AWAC). It featured 14 movies focused on climate change and migration. Keynote speakers included Mohamed Nasheed, the former President of the Maldives, amongst others.

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 23rd UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP)

6-17 November 2017, Bonn (Germany)

 The Hugo Observatory members (François Gemenne, Caroline Zickgraf, Pierre Ozer, Dalila Gharbaoui, Sara Vigil) participated in several side events of the 23rd UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP).


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Second EDGE Summer School

10-15 September 2017, Bratislava (Slovakia)

 As a member of the EDGE consortium, the Hugo Observatory participated in the 2nd EDGE Summer School “Green (r)evolution” which was hosted and organized by the University of Economics in Bratislava (EUBA).


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UN Consultative session

23 May 2017, New York (USA)



Hugo Observatory’s Executive Director, François Gemenne, gave an address during the 2nd thematic consultative session of the UN Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. 


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Lecture on Environmental Migration

8 March 2017, Paris (France)

Hugo Observatory’s Executive Director, François Gemenne,  gave a Lecture on Environmental Migration entitled “L’Europe et les migrations environnementales” on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Euro, the 30th of the Erasmus Exchange programme and the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome).


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