Our research group 'Environment. Migration. Resilience' offers a fresh perspective on the environment-migration nexus. It starts from the assumption that, regardless of the accuracy of the projections of future environmental changes, migration is already occuring and will continue to be a major dynamic of global change. We seek to interrogate how migration-induced intensifying translocal relations alter the environment and the capacity to deal with environmental changes in the places of origin of migrants.
What Role Does Scale Play in Translocality?
In this recent publication, Luise Porst and Patrick Sakdapolrak discuss the uses and potentials of scale in translocal concepts.… read more
Our Next Working Paper is Online
Our fifth edition of the working paper series is now online. This issue by Alexander Reif is about translocality as an aspect of… read more
Thinking Migration Policy Differently at the 2017 Bonn Intersessional
In November 2015 we celebrated the Paris Agreement as the first step against climate change through the collective power of a mu… read more
Learn from the Past, Prepare for the Future: Does Education Contribute to Raising Disaster Resilience?
Floods, droughts, and tropical storms have significantly increased, both in frequency and intensity in recent years. The burden … read more
Topics & Sub-Projects
Risks, Livelihoods & Vulnerability
This sub-project will carry out detailed vulnerability and resilience analyses in selected villages in rural Thailand. The aim o… read more
Social Networks & Translocal Resilience
The aim is to understand the influence of social network
properties and flows on the ability of households to respond to climat… read more
Social Practices of Translocality
This sub-project focuses on the everyday dynamics of translocality and translocal social practices of migrants who are rooted in… read more
Governing Translocal Social Resilience
This sub-project is interested in understanding the governance context of the climate-migration-adaptation nexus at the local, n… read more