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Migration and Climate Change

Edited by the late Graeme Hugo, formerly ARC Australian Professorial Fellow, Professor of Geography and Director, Australian Population and Migration Research Centre, The University of Adelaide, Australia
In this important collection, Professor Hugo draws together key articles and papers by leading scholars and agencies which investigate the current and future effects of climate change on migration. Topics covered include the impact of climate change on the movement of people within and across countries, the economic and social effects of the forced displacement and resettlement of migrants, the flows of migration resulting from environmental disasters, the risks of conflict and the implications of climate change for vulnerable areas e.g deltas, atolls and coastal regions. The volume concludes with an examination of what the policy responses of governments and international agencies are and should be.
In Association with the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford
Extent: 984 pp
Hardback Price: £345.00 Web: £310.50
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978 1 84980 851 4
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In this important collection, Professor Hugo draws together key articles and papers by leading scholars and agencies which investigate the current and future effects of climate change on migration. Topics covered include the impact of climate change on the movement of people within and across countries, the economic and social effects of the forced displacement and resettlement of migrants, the flows of migration resulting from environmental disasters, the risks of conflict and the implications of climate change for vulnerable areas e.g. deltas, atolls and coastal regions. The volume concludes with an examination of what the policy responses of governments and international agencies are and should be.

With an original introductory essay by the editor, this volume will be of great interest and value to scholars and policymakers and all those interested in this highly topical and crucial subject.
‘Graeme Hugo assembled an excellent collection of previously published articles on all aspects of the connection between migration of people and climate change. ... those included here would be an excellent place to state if someone wanted to cover most of the important topics and researched areas in the overlap between migration and climate change during the last 20 years. This collection provides a good mixture of theoretical and empirical studies, with several articles combining both theory and data.’
– Bill Marr, Canadian Studies in Population
44 articles, dating from 1993 to 2010
Contributors include: S. Adamo, W.N. Adger, J. Barnett, S. Castles, M. Cernea, J. Connell, R. McLeman, E. Piguet, K. Warner, R. Zetter
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Graeme Hugo

PART I ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND MIGRATION
1. Tamer Afifi and Koko Warner (2008), ‘The Impact of Environmental Degradation on Migration Flows Across Countries’
2. Graeme Hugo (1996), ‘Environmental Concerns and International Migration’
3. Astri Suhrke (1994), ‘Environmental Degradation and Population Flows’
4. Lori M. Hunter (2005), ‘Migration and Environmental Hazards’
5. Sabine L. Perch-Nielsen, Michèle B. Bättig and Dieter Imboden (2008), ‘Exploring the Link between Climate Change and Migration’
6. Susana B. Adamo (2008), ‘Addressing Environmentally Induced Population Displacements: A Delicate Task’
7. Myron P. Gutmann and Vincenzo Field (2010), ‘Katrina in Historical Context: Environment and Migration in the U.S.’

PART II DEFINITIONS AND CONCEPTS
8. Norman Myers (1993), ‘Environmental Refugees in a Globally Warmed World’
9. Stephen Castles (2002), ‘Environmental Change and Forced Migration: Making Sense of the Debate’
10. Oli Brown (2007), ‘Climate Change and Forced Migration: Observations, Projections and Implications’
11. Etienne Piguet (2008), ‘Climate Change and Forced Migration’
12. Elisabeth Meze-Hausken (2008), ‘On the (Im-)possibilities of Defining Human Climate Thresholds’

PART III DISPLACEMENT AND RESETTLEMENT
13. Camillo Boano, Roger Zetter and Tim Morris (2008), Environmentally Displaced People: Understanding the Linkages Between Environmental Change, Livelihoods and Forced Migration
14. Michael Cernea (1997), ‘The Risks and Reconstruction Model for Resettling Displaced Populations’
15. Sarah Rogers and Mark Wang (2006), ‘Environmental Resettlement and Social Dis/Re-articulation in Inner Mongolia, China’
16. Informal Group on Migration/Displacement and Climate Change (2008), ‘Climate Change, Migration and Displacement: Who Will Be Affected?’

PART IV MIGRATION AS ADAPTATION
17. Cecilia Tacoli (2009), ‘Crisis or Adaptation? Migration and Climate Change in a Context of High Mobility’
18. R. McLeman and B. Smit (2006), ‘Migration as an Adaptation to Climate Change’
19. W.N. Adger, S. Agrawala, M.M.Q. Mirza, C. Conde, K. O’Brien, J. Pulhin, R. Pulwarty, B. Smit and K. Takahashi (2007), ‘Assessment of Adaptation Practices, Options, Constraints and Capacity’
20. Douglas K. Bardsley and Graeme J. Hugo (2010), ‘Migration and Climate Change: Examining Thresholds of Change to Guide Effective Adaptation Decision-making’
21. John Connell (2003), ‘Losing Ground? Tuvalu, the Greenhouse Effect and the Garbage Can’

PART V VULNERABILITY AND RESILIENCE
22. Nick Brooks, W. Neil Adger and P. Mick Kelly (2005), ‘The Determinants of Vulnerability and Adaptive Capacity at the National Level and the Implications for Adaptation’
23. Robert A. McLeman and Lori M. Hunter (2010), ‘Migration in the Context of Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change: Insights from Analogues’
24. W. Neil Adger, P. Mick Kelly, Alexandra Winkels, Luong Quang Huy and Catherine Locke (2002), ‘Migration, Remittances, Livelihood Trajectories, and Social Resilience’
25. Robert McLeman (2010), ‘Impacts of Population Change on Vulnerability and the Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change and Variability: A Typology Based on Lessons from “a Hard Country”’

PART VI ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS
26. Sara Curran (2002), ‘Migration, Social Capital, and the Environment: Considering Migrant Selectivity and Networks in Relation to Coastal Ecosystems’
27. John Connell (1999), ‘Environmental Change, Economic Development, and Emigration in Tuvalu’
28. Claudia Radel, Birgit Schmook and Susannah McCandless (2010), ‘Environment, Transnational Labor Migration, and Gender: Case Studies from Southern Yucatán, Mexico and Vermont, USA’

PART VII LINKS WITH DISASTER RESPONSE
29. Bimal Kanti Paul (2005), ‘Evidence against Disaster-induced Migration: The 2004 Tornado in North-Central Bangladesh’
30. Jeffrey A. Groen and Anne E. Polivka (2010), ‘Going Home after Hurricane Katrina: Determinants of Return Migration and Changes in Affected Areas’
31. Elizabeth Fussell (2009), ‘Hurricane Chasers in New Orleans: Latino Immigrants as a Source of a Rapid Response Labor Force’
32. Christina Finch, Christopher T. Enrich and Susan L. Cutter (2010), ‘Disaster Disparities and Differential Recovery in New Orleans’
33. Alice Fothergill (1996), ‘Gender, Risk, and Disaster’

PART VIII CLIMATE CHANGE, MIGRATION AND CONFLICT
34. Jon Barnett and W. Neil Adger (2007), ‘Climate Change, Human Security and Violent Conflict’
35. Rafael Reuveny (2007), ‘Ecomigration and Violent Conflict: Case Studies and Public Policy Implications’
36. Ashok Swain (1996), ‘Displacing the Conflict: Environmental Destruction in Bangladesh and Ethnic Conflict in India’

PART IX METHODOLOGIES
37. Etienne Piguet (2010), ‘Linking Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration: A Methodological Overview’
38. Scott Edwards (2008), ‘Computational Tools in Predicting and Assessing Forced Migration’

PART X HOT SPOT AREAS OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT AND MIGRATION
39. Jason P. Ericson, Charles J. Vörösmarty, S. Lawrence Dingman, Larry G. Ward and Michel Meybeck (2006), ‘Effective Sea-Level Rise and Deltas: Causes of Change and Human Dimension Implications’
40. Jon Barnett and W. Neil Adger (2003), ‘Climate Dangers and Atoll Countries’
41. Gordon McGranahan, Deobarah Balk and Bridget Anderson (2007), ‘The Rising Tide: Assessing the Risks of Climate Change and Human Settlements in Low Elevation Coastal Zones’

PART XI POLICY RESPONSES
42. Fabrice Renaud, Janos J. Bogardi, Olivia Dun and Koko Warner (2007), Control, Adapt or Flee: How to Face Environmental Migration?
43. Frank Biermann and Ingrid Boas (2007), ‘Preparing for a Warmer World: Towards a Global Governance System to Protect Climate Refugees’
44. Koko Warner (2010), ‘Global Environmental Change and Migration: Governance Challenges’