Migration and Environment

One of the UNU Migration Network’s research areas concerns the interrelated issues of Migration and the Environment. The environment plays a key factor in exclusion from existing and developing systems, leading to migration. As a result, environmental factors provoke or affect migration decision-making. Work has been done within the Migration Network to bring environmental change into policy-making relating to migration, including a nuanced understanding of climate change, and its effects on migration. For example, it is important to understand populations that migrate alongside populations that are unable to migrate when changing environmental conditions threaten food security and health in their current location. Projects under this focus area address climate change adaptation, including a range of activities such as disaster risk reduction and insurance-related approaches to help vulnerable countries and communities.

The contact person for this research area is:

Cosmin Corendea (UNU-EHS)