CfP: Environmental Displacement and Migration

Climate change and environmental disasters drive and disproportionately impact displaced people, refugees and migrants. In 2020, environmental disasters were responsible for 30.7 million newly displaced persons worldwide (IDMC 2021), with the vast majority linked to climate-related issues. Despite a growing body of research into the links between migration and the environment there is still a relative lack of interdisciplinary conversation. In response, this event will bring together experts from a wide variety of disciplines and professions to generate knowledge sharing, debate, and policy suggestions.

This event is free to attend and will include refreshments and lunch. Those interested in attending only should email Daniel Robins to confirm their place asap.

Call for Papers

We seek proposals for papers from researchers and practitioners working across all relevant disciplines – including human and physical geography, climate science, migration studies, finance and economics, law, engineering, and sustainable development.  Please send a brief abstract (250 words) to Please register interest by March 4th. Deadline to submit an abstract is March 11th.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Political, economic, and social effects of environmental migration
  • Immobility and trapped populations
  • Using environmental data to inform migration research
  • Climate finance, legal protection, and resettlement needs
  • Institutional and normative frameworks for environmental justice
  • Impact on human health and health systems
  • Histories of environmental migration
  • Innovations, adaptations, and policy responses

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