10 January 2012

Focus on Climate/Environmental Migration


Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict: Addressing Complex Crisis Scenarios in the 21st Century (Center for American Progress, Jan. 2012) [access]
- "This report provides the foundation and overview for a series of papers focusing on the particular challenges posed by the cumulative effects of climate change, migration, and conflict in some of our world’s most complex environments. ...In this paper we detail that nexus across our planet and offer wideranging recommendations about how the United States, its allies in the global community, and the community at large can deal with the coming climate-driven crises with comprehensive sustainable security solutions encompassing national security, diplomacy, and economic, social, and environmental development."

Migration and Global Environmental Change: Review of Drivers of Migration. Special issue of Global Environmental Change, vol. 21, supp. 1 (Dec. 2011) [free full-text]
- "In this special issue we focus particularly on the factors which drive migration and the extent to which these are influenced by changing environments and risks. Together, they provide evidence to support the notion that migration influenced by environmental change cannot be separated from migration associated with a range of other drivers."

The State of Environmental Migration 2010, IDDRI Study, no. 7 (Sciences Po & IOM, Dec. 2011) [text]
- "[O]ur objective in assembling this volume has been to provide empirical evidence on the linkages between environmental change and migration. While media reports often capture the basic facts on the ground, our student-authors have dug further and unearthed answers to more fundamental questions. Who moved, and under what circumstances? What sort of assistance did they receive, and from whom? Was return migration possible, and if not, where are those displaced now living?"


Climate Change Adaptation in a Post-Durban World (Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement, Jan. 2012) [access]
- Audio of a panel discussion.

The Nexus of Climate Change, Migration, and Security: Overlapping Problems Need a New Approach (Center for American Progress, Jan. 2012) [access]
- Video of a panel discussion.

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