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The world is facing the effects of climate change. An important problem that comes along with climate change is climate induced displacements. Every year, millions of people are being forced to move or flee due to natural hazards and extreme weather conditions such as droughts or floods from their home country. Thus, the term “refugee” has gained a new direction for defining those who move because of new situations and circumstances that climate change has introduced. People who claim to be climate refugees insist that there are extensive rises in the sea levels or high salinization in the soils, extreme droughts or floods in their homeland. For instance, coastal communities felt the effects of climate change as sea level rise and salinization in the soil. According to International Organization for Migration report (2009), a rough estimated 200 million people in coastal communities could be displaced by 2050 because of climate change. In order to increase young people’s awareness about the effects of climate change an Erasmus + project named Educating on “Climate Forest” has started in September 2016. Environmental Educators from 5 countries (Associazione Euro-Italy, E-Zavod- Slovenia, Hnutí Duha- Czech Republic, Usak University-Turkey) coordinated by Asociación Iroko Desarrollo Forestal Sostenible (Iroko DFS-Spain) have gathered for this aim. Each country developed fifteen activities in one of the five sections as Forest Strengths and Weaknesses, General knowledge on Climate Change, The Role of Forest in Fighting Climate Change, Forest Policies and Climate Change and Climate Refugees. Then, all the activities were shared among partners and implemented during the local methodological workshops. We have developed 15 activities in the section of Climate Refugees. In this workshop, we will present some of the activities about Climate Refugees and share participants’ opinions about the activities in the local methodological workshops conducted in March and May 2017.
climate change, climate refugees, pre-service teachers