Environmentally-Related International Displacement: Following in Graeme Hugo’s Footsteps

  • Susana B. AdamoEmail author
Part of the International Studies in Population book series (ISIP, volume 13)


Since Graeme Hugo published his seminal paper on “Environmental concerns and international migration” in 1996, interest on the topic has been on the rise, accelerating sharply in the last decade amidst renewed concerns about the consequences of global environmental change for human well-being and population mobility, and the idea that environmental displacement has the potential for triggering governance and security challenges and conflicts. Using three of Hugo’s works for guidance, this chapter examines international environmentally-related displacement from a population perspective, addressing definitional issues, briefly reviewing recent trends and developments in conceptual frameworks and research, and offering selected examples of the inclusion of this highly conflictive topic in different policy forums.


Environmentally-related human mobility Graeme Hugo Cross-border disaster displacement International environmental mobility 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)The Earth Institute, Columbia UniversityPalisadesUSA

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