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Migration, Climate and Health

(2015 - 2018)
Lori Hunter (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Sabine Henry (University of Namur)
Philippe Bocquier (Universite catholique de Louvain (UCL))
Celia McMichael (The University of Melbourne)
Council Liaison 
Sajeda Amin (The Population Council)
IUSSP Secretariat 
Paul Monet (International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP))
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Demographic research on the links between human migration and environmental factors has dramatically advanced in the past several years (Black et al. 2012). Research on the potential connections between human health and climate change has similarly progressed (Rohr and Dobson 2011). Yet the critical connections between Climate-Migration-Health remain largely untheorized and unexamined. Even so, the health implications of climate change will likely shape migration trends – while the migratory impacts of climate change will likely shape health trends. The proposed panel will increase dialogue on these connections among the demographic research community through resulting high-profile publications, new collaborations, and strong policy communications.  Demographers have a unique perspective to contribute to understanding of both migration and population health in the context of shifting climate patterns.


Workshop on Climate, Migration and Health, with a focus on refugee movements

Boulder (Colorado), United States, 25-26 May 2017