PERN Cyberseminar on Climate, Migration and Health: an Underexplored Intersection
Moderators: Members of the IUSSP 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, University of Colorado Boulder Population Center
Abstract: 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.