Our research group 'Environment. Migration. Resilience' offers a fresh perspective on the environment-migration nexus. It starts from the assumption that, regardless of the accuracy of the projections of future environmental changes, migration is already occuring and will continue to be a major dynamic of global change. We seek to interrogate how migration-induced intensifying translocal relations alter the environment and the capacity to deal with environmental changes in the places of origin of migrants.
TransRe organizes a side-event at the COP23: “Adaptation in Motion”
We are now Official Climate Partner at the World Climate Conference in November 2017 (COP23) that will take place in Bonn. Our s… read more
How do Social Practices Shape Policy?
In their latest publication, Kayly Ober and Patrick Sakdapolrak provide an understanding of the logic and practices of the migra… read more
Ecosystem Services as Conceptual Bridge between Environmental Degradation and Migration
Globally, social systems are closely interlinked with ecosystems and their services, forming complex social-ecological systems (… read more
The Coming Resilience Renaissance: Towards the tele-connected and social, but what about migration?
A better understanding of global tele-connectivity and social aspects were highlighted as key factors for a “new renaissance” of… read more
Topics & Sub-Projects
Risks, Livelihoods & Vulnerability
This sub-project will carry out detailed vulnerability and resilience analyses in selected villages in rural Thailand. The aim o… read more
Social Networks & Translocal Resilience
The aim is to understand the influence of social network
properties and flows on the ability of households to respond to climat… read more
Social Practices of Translocality
This sub-project focuses on the everyday dynamics of translocality and translocal social practices of migrants who are rooted in… read more
Governing Translocal Social Resilience
This sub-project is interested in understanding the governance context of the climate-migration-adaptation nexus at the local, n… read more