Connecting the spots

Notes on migration and environment from a geographical perspective

2018-09-26 13:25:20

“We are trained like soldiers” The inhumane mechanisms of international labor migration and its impact on translocal connectedness.

The midday sun burns without intermission. There is no shade up here and the cement has to be processed q… by Simon Peth
2018-09-26 14:57:53

What Drives Government Decisions to (Not) Support Resettlement?

Sea level rise, floods, and tropical cyclones are affecting the very land on which coastal and delta popu… by Colette Mortreux, Ricardo Safra de Campos & Neil Adger
2018-07-24 14:53:37

The Conceptual Birth of Trapped Populations and the Danger of Using it as a Policy Tool

by Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Christopher D. Smith & Dominic Kniveton
2018-09-26 15:41:19

A Guidebook for Integrating Migration and Translocality into Community-Based Adaptation

by Svenja Enge
2018-09-26 16:03:00

“Leaving No One Behind”. How Research Can Help Ensure That Vulnerable Populations Are Made Visible

Climatic change and environmental upheaval are like the sword of Damocles hanging over our heads. However… by Marion Borderon
2018-09-27 08:08:56

Dynamic Livelihood Trajectories in Translocal Spaces

A Journey Through Four Rooms of Livelihood Studies by Benjamin Etzold
2018-09-26 16:19:22

Ecosystem Services as Conceptual Bridge between Environmental Degradation and Migration

Why framing migration in social-ecological system contexts might be a valuable line of thinking by Svenja Enge
2018-09-27 08:20:59

The Coming Resilience Renaissance: Towards the tele-connected and social, but what about migration?

A better understanding of global tele-connectivity and social aspects were highlighted as key factors for… by Till Rockenbauch
2018-09-27 08:36:34

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 c… by Svenja Enge
2018-09-26 12:41:16

Understanding Internal Migration Patterns in the Indian Bengal Delta

It is particularly difficult to monitor internal migration patterns. As a result studies often end up foc… by DECCMA India
2018-09-26 11:47:36

Rural Livelihoods in Thailand: Trapped or Untapped?

Thailand, with its high dependency on small scale agriculture and its economy still struggling with the c… by Till Rockenbauch
2018-09-26 11:41:10

The Third Wave of Research on Migration and Environment at the 2015 German Congress for Geography

What is going on in research on migration and environment? The German Congress for Geography gave insight… by Patrick Sakdapolrak
2018-09-26 11:29:53

Do social networks help facilitate climate-related migration?

In developing countries, rural households often employ migration as a livelihood strategy to diversify th… by Raphael Nawrotzki
2018-09-26 11:21:59

Place, Translocality, and the Ontology Behind Resilience

Resilience and place have a complex relationship. People’s relationships with place (the geographic local… by Christopher Lyon
2018-09-26 11:16:42

How is climate change affecting rural-urban migration in Mongolia?

Seasonal migration has always been and still is a normal part of life for nomad pastoralists in Mongolia,… by Sumiya Bilegsaikhan
2018-09-26 11:11:07

Half the Problem, Half the Solution. Why women’s perspectives need to be considered in climate migration research

This year, COP21 in Paris has placed a particular focus on gender, with 8 December 2015 marking Gender Da… by DECCMA India
2018-09-26 11:03:35

Designing a Climate Change Displacement Coordination Facility – Key Issues for COP21

Since the first draft negotiating text was released last spring, the inclusion of a “climate change displ… by Jessica Wentz and Michael Burger
2018-09-26 10:50:48

COP21 Paris Climate & Migration Primer

Today marks the start of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) in Paris, where delegates have one last chance to nail down an aggressive agreement … by Kayly Ober
2018-09-26 10:42:39

What Can and Should We Expect from COP21 on Climate Migration?

Will a climate displacement facility be established within the remit of the United Nations Framework Conv… by Giovanni Bettini
2018-09-26 10:28:03

Migration and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Sendai Framework

In March 2015, in Sendai, Japan, 187 States approved the new global framework on Disaster Risk Reduction … by Lorenzo Guadagno
2018-09-26 10:19:11

Combining methods in environment-migration research – gains and trade-offs

At the end of September, the TransRe team participated in a workshop on combining different methodologica… by Luise Porst
2018-09-26 10:13:54

Resettlement as Adaptation?

While the specter of climate refugees fleeing small-island states has captured the media’s attention, there are many other kinds of migration that are… by Sarah Rogers
2018-09-26 10:08:35

Resilience Against COP21 Disappointment?

In November, the 21st Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Paris. Throughout 2015, informal c… by Praxis Labs
2018-09-26 09:55:19

Bangladesh: Prime Example of Climate Migration?

Bangladesh has often been coined the most vulnerable country to climate change. Additionally, the history… by Simon Peth
2018-09-26 09:48:20

Remittances, Vulnerability, and Disasters in Small Island Developing States

For many households of low-income countries, remittances are important on a day-to-day basis. This resour… by Loic Le Dé
2018-09-26 09:39:19

Let’s Get Graphic: Three Maps that Show the Tensions of Climate & Migration Research

The CliMig project, housed at the University of Neuchatel, Switzerland, aims to be the first comprehensiv… by Kayly Ober
2018-09-26 09:33:24

Notes from the Field – Reality Check: Multi-sited Ethnography

“Rice is life and maize is money” is a popular saying in Thailand. That’s not all that shapes rural livel… by Luise Porst
2018-09-26 09:24:14

Pacific Islanders Prepare Regional Migration Responses in Face of Climate Change

On 14 July, 2015, Kiribati had one more reason for celebration aside from its 37th anniversary of indepen… by Kayly Ober
2018-09-26 09:17:54

UNU Talks Politics, Costs of Climate Change and Migration in Bonn

In the run up to the Conference of Parties (COP) 21 in Paris, and 6 months after COP 20 in Lima, Peru, th… by Anja Lamche
2018-09-26 09:07:59

“I call several times per day.” How new communication tools shape the connectedness of people on the move.

During the 1990s and early 2000s, Singapore was one of the major destinations for Thai migrant workers. Y… by Simon Peth
2018-09-26 09:04:12

Beyond the ivory tower: What to consider when working on the science practice divide

When it comes to climate change adaptation, overcoming the science-practice divide is a high priority. An… by Till Rockenbauch
2018-09-26 08:57:26

From Science to Action, through Co-Production of Knowledge

In April 2015, TransRe started a new phase of trying to make research relevant for practice. According to… by Simon Peth
2018-09-26 08:47:09

What is Social Resilience?

A single fragile flower grows out of dried and cracked earth. A google picture search for the term “resilience” show multiple variations of this image… by Patrick Sakdapolrak
2018-09-26 08:41:26

How to Channel Migrant Remittances to Deliver Growth

Over the past decade, many developing countries have made substantial progress toward reducing poverty, a… by Mayumi Ozaki
2018-09-26 08:35:32

Where Have All the Climate Migrants Gone?

In 2010, an article on small island developing states and the risk of resettlements that they were facing… by Benoit Meyer
2018-09-26 08:28:49

Resilience to Climate Change - Are We Talking about the Same Thing?

Resilience is the new sustainability – or so you could easily come to think when you read through the ple… by Hartmut Fünfgeld, Martin Mulligan, Wendy Steele and Lauren Rickards
2018-09-26 08:21:00

Does Translocality Change Perceptions of “Home” and “Abroad”?

A personal encounter with observations of cultural performance in different spatial contexts brought abou… by Anja Lamche
2018-09-26 08:10:43

Environmental Change, Migration, and Adaptation in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, migration patterns are affected by climatic changes such as natural hazards, sea-level ris… by Benjamin Etzold
2018-09-25 16:41:02

Are We All Translocal Now?

Is translocality a new phenomenon, a new reality of the 21st century or is it just another fancy concept that we try to force onto everything we see a… by Simon Peth
2018-09-25 16:29:52

Communications Crucial in Fight for Climate Justice

Recently, the IDMC estimated that 22 million people had been displaced due to natural disasters in 2013. … by Alexandra Korn
2018-09-25 16:17:33

Understandings of scale from a translocal viewpoint

Scale – seems like a simple enough term, but it has myriad meanings for a wide range of disciplines in ac… by Luise Porst
2018-09-25 16:04:04

UNU, IOM, and UNHCR: Human mobility should be seen as chance and choice

The United Nations University (UNU) held a press briefing at the Conference of the Parties (COP) 20 in Li… by Anja Lamche
2018-09-25 15:56:59

World Bank’s Turn Down the Heat Report Turns Up the Rhetoric on Migration

In late November 2014, the World Bank released the third report of their flagship climate change series, … by Kayly Ober
2018-09-25 15:49:23

Crossroads Studies: Mobilities, Immobilities and the Issue of Positionality for Rethinking Area Studies

On 27-28 November 2014, Crossroads Asia hosted the conference "Crossroads Studies: Mobilities, Immobiliti… by Luise Porst
2018-09-25 15:41:10

Should Refugee and Migration NGOs Work on Climate Change Issues?

Should refugee and migration NGOs be involved in responding to climate change? How can these groups be in… by Alex Randall
2018-09-25 15:35:10

Migrants Turn Cities at the Crossroads into "Transient Urban Spaces"

Understanding the relations between migration, translocality, and urban transformations by Benjamin Etzold
2018-09-25 15:24:56

Notes from the Field: Multi-Cultural, Multi-Lingual Research Makes for Some Learning Experiences

This summer, the TransRe team travelled to Thailand for site selection purposes. Our aim was to find suit… by Luise Porst
2018-09-25 15:11:16

Lost in Relations? Some General Thoughts About the Social Network Metaphor

Social networks have become one of the “buzz words” of the last decade. In the age of economic and social… by Till Rockenbauch
2018-09-25 14:58:09

What is translocality? A refined understanding of place and space in a globalized world

In the face of globalization, it is inevitable to rethink the notion of locality. In its simplest form, l… by Simon Peth
2018-09-25 14:51:12

Multilocality in the Global South and North

On 18-19 September 2014, the Technical University of Dortmund held a conference on “Multilocality in the … by Kayly Ober
2018-09-25 14:12:39

TransRe Turns One

TransRe turned one this October. The journey in this first year has been filled with many successes: by Patrick Sakdapolrak
2018-09-25 10:25:50

A Kenyan Marriage and a European Perception

We talk about migration all the time. The word appears everywhere in different contexts: Migration as a c… by Vera Tolo