Who is the climate migrant? And how can we discuss the complex nexus between the climate crisis and migration in a manner that is productive and beneficial to those whose lives and livelihoods are most at risk from the climate crisis?
These are some of the questions that this report grapples with and that have been the focus of much discussion throughout the #ClimateOfChange project, for which this report is produced. Questions that, sadly, as with all things related to discussions on migration, are deeply political in their nature. In seeking to answer them, we draw upon empirical research from four case study countries: Cambodia, Guatemala, Kenya and Senegal.
Research was conducted by the interdisciplinary research team based at the University of Bologna, drawing upon combined sociological, agricultural and food systems, human-geographical and legal perspectives, together with partner organisations on the ground where we were unable to visit the case study countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic.