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.
Contributions to TransRe Closing Conference in Bonn Welcome!
Before the TransRe project will be coming to an end in October 2018, we will host a closing conference on Climate Change, Migrat… read more
Call for Papers for Conference on Migration, Development and Climate Change!
We are calling for contributions to the conference "Rural Futures in South East Asia - A conference on Migration, Development an… read more
What Drives Government Decisions to (Not) Support Resettlement?
Sea level rise, floods, and tropical cyclones are affecting the very land on which coastal and delta populations live. Loss of h… read more
The Conceptual Birth of Trapped Populations and the Danger of Using it as a Policy Tool
First appearing in the Foresight Migration and Global Environmental Change report released in 2011, the concept of Trapped Popul… 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