Climate Migrants

Media headlines predict that climate change impacts will prompt human migration on an unprecedented scale, for which political and legal systems are deeply unprepared. Are these accurate or are they a “fabrication of a migration threat”?

This seminar series looks at the evidence and research behind the media headlines and ask a series of questions:

1) Can climate myths be debunked even if we have more nuanced, accurate knowledge of climate mobilities?
2) How does climate migration differ from previous historic strategies to adapt to economic distress? And what is the role of political instability? Where do cities play a role?
3) How do we recognise climate refugees or, more broadly, environmental refugees and their rights? In the absence of international protections, what legal solutions can be developed that are both feasible and address the needs and rights of migrants?

These seminars will take place online, using Zoom. To join a seminar please click the following link:

When you click this link you will be taken to Zoom where you can join the event; you can also join by visiting the Zoom website/app and entering the meeting ID: 951 1057 2062]. You will not be ‘admitted’ to the event until the specified start time and will be placed in a ‘waiting room’.

These seminars are free and all are welcome to attend.
Type: Seminar Series
Series organiser: Rosaleen Cunningham (COMPAS, University of Oxford)
Timing: Every second Thursday, 4:00pm - 5:15pm (GMT)
Web Address:
Organising department: Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)


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Editor: Nathan Grassi