Migration, climate change and the environment are interrelated. The scale of global migration flows, both internal and cross-border, is expected to rise due to the effects of an accelerated climate change, which will have unprecedented impacts on millions of lives and livelihoods. Migration is often perceived as a chronic stress for cities, but what if we considered those growing inflows as potential opportunities for human development, fostering thus an adaptation strategy to climate and environmental change. With this in mind, HDRI wants to address climate migration this year as an essential component of the renewed socio-environmental interactions of the 21st century.
Learn more more about their research: Climate Migrations Research Proposal
The age of climate migration: Political perspectives (January 2018)