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Revisiting drivers for Environmental Migration in Africa

Konferensbidrag (offentliggjort, men ej förlagsutgivet)
Författare Gunilla Almered Olsson
Shivcharn Dhillion
Kenneth Hermele
Stefan Permanto
Andreas Godsäter
Publicerad i Deveopment Research Conference 2016. August 22-24, Stockholm University
Förlag Stockholm University, VR, Formas, SIDA
Förlagsort Stockholm
Publiceringsår 2016
Publicerad vid Institutionen för globala studier, freds- och utvecklingsforskning
Institutionen för globala studier, socialantropologi
Institutionen för globala studier, humanekologi
Institutionen för globala studier
Språk en
Ämnesord environmental migration; Africa-EU; drivers, livelihoods; socio-economy; ecology; culture; development assistance
Ämneskategorier Tvärvetenskapliga studier, Internationell Migration och Etniska Relationer (IMER), Övrig annan samhällsvetenskap, Miljövetenskap, Klimatforskning


International migration is one of the burning global challenges for sustainable development. Environmental migration is a contested concept since destruction of livelihood conditions that leads to the deterioration of options for securing a living, is caused by a number of interacting variables such as changes in climate, land use, local and regional ecological conditions, socio-cultural-economic and political dynamics. The different factors act at different temporal and spatial scales that makes the outcome difficult to generalize for a specific site, which adds to the confusion of the interpretation and application of the concept. Yet migration due to livelihood deterioration is ongoing and environmental migrants seem to be an increasing challenge. This is also acknowledged by the EU, whose governance system related to migration does not cater for the environmental dimension. In spite of much of environmentally induced migration to the EU originates from Africa, this topic has not until recently been up on the agenda of policy discussions between the EU and Africa. The Valletta Summit on Migration, November 2015, was organised to discuss the ‘migration crisis’ experienced in Europe and Africa. The summit resulted in the EU setting up an Emergency Trust Fund to promote development in Africa, in return for African countries to help out in the crisis. We are reporting from a project on the complex interactions of different drivers acting on the local African livelihoods and thus driving migration. The aim is inform the development of sustainable governance mechanisms at different institutional levels in the EU-Africa relations.

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