As climate change and extreme weather events increasingly threaten traditional landscapes and livelihoods of entire communities the need to study its impact on human migration and population displacement has never been greater.
The Atlas of Environmental Migration is the first illustrated publication mapping this complex phenomenon. It clarifies terminology and concepts, draws a typology of migration related to environment and climate change, describes the multiple factors at play, explains the challenges, and highlights the opportunities related to this phenomenon.
Through elaborate maps, diagrams, illustrations, case studies from all over the world based on the most updated international research findings, the Atlas guides the reader from the roots of environmental migration through to governance.
In addition to the primary audience of students and scholars of environment studies, climate change, geography and migration it will also be of interest to researchers and students in politics, economics and international relations departments.
Dina Ionesco is Head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at the International Organization for Migration. Daria Mokhnacheva works as a thematic specialist in the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at the International Organization for Migration. Francois Gemenne is the Executive Director of the Politics of the Earth Programme at Sciences Po, and Senior Research Associate at the FNRS, University of Liege (Hugo Observatory).
1. Forewords 2. Current migration and environmental migration 3. Factors of environmental migration 4. Challenges and opportunities 5. Governance and policy responses