Human Environments and Climates

Climate change and environmental degradation have a strong impact on people’s decision to move and are one of the main causes of forced displacement globally. Countries struggling with poverty and conflict are the most affected by these changes. Individuals, as well as entire communities, are forced to relocate within their own countries or seek refuge across national borders. Our Center seeks to explore the intersection of human environments and climates and forced displacement through interdisciplinary research and engagement. Through partnerships with other institutions, individual researchers and practitioners, seed grants, and fellowships, we seek to engage in and support research on a broad range of topics related to climate, environment, and forced displacement. 

For previous research on this topic done by the individual members of our team, please visit our publications page here.

Below are some of our current projects related to this topic. 


Environmental Displacement and Community Organizing Ecology of a Refugee Camp