Global Migrations, Environment and Climate Change: An international Symposium

About the conference

People have always been on the move. Environmental factors and change have been a prime reason for human locations and re-locations. Human induced change to the environment and climate are also not new, even though the current and forecasted scope of such changes may well be so. The symposium takes both a historical as well as contemporary look at the role of the environment and climate in shaping human migratory movements. In particular, we are interested of the future implications of climate change to human mobility, but we want to view this in light of previous migrations.

The symposium is the launch of the Climate Change and Migrations: the Multidisciplinary Research of Root-causes of Migrations Project that aims to enhance mutual learning between climate change and migration researchers in Finland. The symposium organized jointly by the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Turku and Migration Institute of Finland, and funded by the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation.

Global Migrations, Environment and Climate Change: An international Symposium
Date:14 March 2019, Turku, Finland
Location: Migration Institute of Finland, Eerikinkatu 34, 20100 Turku, Finland

More information:

Director Tuomas Martikainen, Migration Institute of Finland, tuomas.martikainen(a)utu.fi
Professor Jukka Käyhkö, Department of Geography and Geology, University of Turku, jukka.kayhko(a)utu.fi

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