New Publication: Climate Change and Displacement

Jane McAdam has further added to the gap in climate change and migration literature with her newest opus Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. As her book summary outlines: Environmental migration is not new. Nevertheless, the events and processes accompanying global climate change threaten to increase human movement both within States and across international borders. The […]

Spotlight: Environmental Migration in Ecuador and Indonesia

Clark L. Gray, a geographer and postdoctoral researcher at Duke University, has been adding to the sorely needed field of evidence-based research on environment and migration, with emphases on Ecuador and Indonesia, since 2008. His dissertation, “Out-Migration and Rural Livelihoods in the Southern Ecuadorian Andes,” a winner of the Nystrom Dissertation Award, was the first […]

New Publication: Climate Change and Small Island States

Geographers Jon Barnett and John Campbell bring climate change impacts in small island states to the fore with their new aptly-named book Climate Change and Small Island States. Not that island states didn’t already enjoy popular attention, as the book’s description suggests: Small Island Developing States are often depicted as being among the most vulnerable […]

The German Marshall Fund Examines Climate-Induced Migration

The German Marshall Fund (GMF) based in Washington, DC launched an initiative last June to examine the link between climate change and migration and address its knowledge gaps. This project is now one of many researching this topic and has gathered leading experts in the field. Its core mission is to bring the topic to […]

2010 Fifth Annual Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability

(Munich Re Foundation) The Munich Re Foundation and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU–EHS) announce the fifth annual Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability. The theme of the 2010 Summer Academy is “Protecting environmental migrants: creating new policy and institutional frameworks”. Applications are required to be submitted online at not […]

The Climate Change, Environment and Migration Alliance

The Climate Change, Environment and Migration Alliance (CCEMA) was initiated in April 2008 at an expert meeting in Munich, Germany. The CCEMA has just launched their portal website which lists the aims and objectives and also has current news and event listings. According to the website, “The major aim of CCEMA is to mainstream the […]