Introduction: (Re-)locating the Nexus of Migration, Environmental Change and Adaptation

  • Felicitas Hillmann
  • Marie Pahl
  • Birte Rafflenbeul
  • Harald Sterly


For a couple of years, the question as to whether and how climate change affects human mobility has been widely debated both within the policy context and in academia. Piguet, Pécoud and Guchteneire (2011), Gemenne (2010) and Afifi and Jäger (2010) produced seminal edited volumes, with ongoing research highlighting the relation between climate change and migration, but at the same time calling more complex reflections and new policy approaches. Hugo (2013) presented a 1000-page best-of reader on the conceptual debate, and the Foresight Report (2011) has guided the policy debate. So, what does this book aim to add to this flourishing and contested debate? What may the reader expect when reading through the various chapters of this book?


Climate Change Adaptation Strategy International Migration Extreme Climate Event Human Mobility 
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  • Felicitas Hillmann
  • Marie Pahl
  • Birte Rafflenbeul
  • Harald Sterly

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