Publication: Sea Level Rise and the Freely Associated States: Addressing Environmental Migration Under the Compacts of Free Association

If you’re in the mood for a highly technical, legal read, the Columbian Journal of Environmental Law published “Sea Level Rise and the Freely Associated States: Addressing Environmental Migration Under the Compacts of Free Association” in vol. 37, no. 1. From the introduction: Few issues in the climate change debate today are as compelling or […]

Publication: Climate Change, Environment, and Migration in the Sahel

The research project micle – “Migration, Climate and Environmental Changes in the Sahel” – investigates the social-ecological conditions of population movements in Mali and Senegal. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to a better understanding of the complex relationships between (climate-related) environmental changes and migration. Sahelian countries are expected to be amongst the regions most […]

Paper: Rethinking Durable Solutions to Displacement in the Context of Climate Change

(Brookings Institution) May 14, 2012 – Displacement caused by conflict and human rights violations is typically resolved through the pursuit of three “durable solutions”: local integration, resettlement or voluntary return. It has often been assumed that durable solutions mark the end of mobility for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). However, in recent years it […]

IFPRI Asks: Environmental Migrants: A Myth?

The International Food Policy Research Institute released a brief on “Environmental Migrants: A Myth?” From their website: Environmental migration has been the subject of lively debate in recent years. Recent International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) research lets us put this debate into perspective. Microlevel evidence has improved our understanding of how climate affects individual […]

International Dialogue on Migration N°18 – Climate Change, Environmental Degradation, and Migration

As part of IOM’s annual International Dialogue on Migration – dedicated in 2011 to the theme The Future of Migration: Building Capacities for Change – the IOM membership selected the topic “Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration” as the focus of a workshop in Geneva, Switzerland on 29 and 30 March 2011. The workshop identified […]

Climate Change, Migration And Conflict In Northwest Africa: Rising Dangers Across The Arc Of Tension

(Center for American Progress) April 18, 2012 – Northwest Africa is crisscrossed with climate, migration, and security challenges. From Nigeria to Niger, Algeria, and Morocco, this region has long been marked by labor migration, bringing workers from sub-Saharan Africa north to the Mediterranean coastline and Europe. To make that land journey, migrants often cross through […]