PERN Cyberseminar on Climate, Migration and Health: An Underexplored Intersection

Starts:  Nov 12, 2018 9:00 AM (ET)
Ends:  Nov 16, 2018 5:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Community Forum

Moderators: Members of the IUSSP Special Emphasis Panel on Climate, Migration & Health

Lori Hunter, University of Colorado Boulder
Philippe Bocquier, Université Catholique de Louvain
Sabine Henry, Université de Namur
Celia McMichael, University of Melbourne

Sponsors: IUSSP, CU Population Center (University of Colorado Boulder)

The demographic research community has made impressive progress over the past two decades in understanding the environmental dimensions of migration. Similar progress has also been made on understanding migration’s health dimensions – both as related to health selectivity and health consequences. These understandings intersect to generate an intriguing three-way connection – one which has yet to receive substantial scholarly attention. This cyber-seminar focuses on this under-explored terrain of connections between climate, migration and health.

In this cyber-seminar, we will review the existing understandings of climate-migration health but, even more importantly, discuss essential future directions. We explore what can be learned through bringing together research on the pairwise associations of climate-migration and migration-health, while highlighting critical knowledge gaps. Important topics also include theoretical, data and methodological constraints and opportunities.

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