Politics of environmental changes: mapping the interactions between migration, territories and natural resources

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Oak Alley, Sheraton, 4th Floor
Organizers: Francois Gemenne
Chairs: Francois Gemenne


In the last few years, an increasing number of research works have sought to assess the environmental causes of migration and displacement. This has lead to the emergence of a new migration ‘category’: environmental migration. Yet only few works have addressed how this category was being used by different stakeholders in different policy forums and negotiation arenas. The goal of this panel is to look at the politics behind this migration category, as well as the policy responses associated with it. In particular, we look at how this migration category redefines our appraisal of the concept of territory, with a specific attention paid to resources management and the associated linkages with migration policies.

This panel is presented within the framework of the “EDGE Project: Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics”, a joint research project between Sciences Po, the University of Economics in Bratislava and the University of Liège, supported by the Horizon 2020 European Union Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Sara Vigil*, University of Liège, Making Migration Work for Adaptation. A Belgian Appraisal. 15 8:00 AM
Presenter Mykhaylo Kunychka*, EUBA, Leonid Raneta, professor assistant, Water issues and migration in Eastern Europe: the case of Donbass crisis 20 8:15 AM
Presenter Paula Puskarova*, , Caroline Zickgraf, University of Liege, Refugee Crisis in Europe: Challenging Environmental Adaptation 20 8:35 AM
Presenter Rudolf Kucharcik*, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Bratislava, Mikulas Cernota, Faculty of International Relations, University of Economics, Bratislava, Environmental tipping points as an inklings to adaptation policies 15 8:55 AM
Presenter Natalia Hlavova*, University of Economics in Bratislava, Michaela Ciefova, University of Economics in Bratislava, Development-induced displacement: The case of dam construction in Slovakia and Czech Republic 15 9:10 AM

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