Environment and Displacement

I am currently collaborating with Dr. Elizabeth Lunstrum (Geography) and Dr. Anna Zalik (Environmental Studies) at York University as leaders of the Environmental Displacement Cluster of the Canadian Refugee Resettlement Network.  We hosted a conference at the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University in May 2012 that addressed the issue of environmentally induced displacement (EID) that focused on issues of climate change, resource extraction, and conservation in particular.  Two publications in particular have come out of this workshop: a special issue of the journal Refuge (January 2014) dedicated to the topic of environmentally-induced forced migration and a forthcoming issue of the journal Area dedicated to exploring the idea of EID.  Please click below to download the introductions to these special issues: