Nordic Network on Climate Related Displacement and Mobility

The Nordic Network on Climate Related Displacement and Mobility brings together scholars, practitioners and stakeholders, to contribute to policy and regulatory questions associated with climate change related displacement as it impacts this region. By drawing on the Nordic experience, and putting this into a context of global trends, the Network highlights a specifically Nordic angle which will contribute to questions of immediate relevance to the governance of a global challenge.

Houses by the water

Research into climate change and migration from a legal and policy perspective is in its fledgling stages in the Nordic region with only a few researchers focused specifically on the issue, and more working at its edges, but without a central hub to coordinate those efforts. This is the gap that the Nordic Network on Climate Related Displacement and Mobility fills.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call for abstracts

The second workshop of the Nordic Network on Climate-Related Displacement and Mobility will take place on 8-9 December 2022 hosted at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund Sweden. Abstracts are due 20 September. Read the full call (pdf) for instructions on putting forward your abstract. This workshop will continue and broaden discussions initiated in the first workshop in 2021 and aims to bring together a select group of scholars interested in contributing to an edited volume that will articulate an interdisciplinary empirical and theoretical research agenda. Routledge has confirmed their interest in publishing such a volume.

The Network held a previous workshop on 16 September 2021 with contributions from different disciplines and perspectives from across the Nordic region and abroad. The agenda for the workshop appears here (pdf).

The videos below are two key interventions recorded on the day. The first is Robin Bronen, Executive Director at the Alaska Institute for Justice, in discussion on best practices for planned relocation in the context of climate change in Alaska for Indigenous Peoples. The second is from Ben France-Hudson, Principal Analyst, New Zealand Ministry for the Environment, who outlines how planned relocation is being approached under new climate adaptation policy and legislative measures under development.

Indigenous peoples, climate change and community relocation in Alaska: Discussion with Robin Bronen

Ben France-Hudson: New Zealands Proposed Climate Adaptation Act Recording

Our next workshop will be held in 2022. Monitor this website for news and the call for papers. In the meantime we are preparing an edited volume on approaches to climate change related displacement and mobility in the Nordic region, please be in touch if you are interested to contribute.

 

The Nordic Network on Climate Related Displacement and Mobility was established in late-2019 with funding provided by the Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NOS-HS). The funding supports two workshops which will be held over the course of 2020-2023, with further funding being sought to extend the life of the Network beyond the grant period and to support other relevant events.

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers

Internal researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
Miriam Cullen Associate Professor +4535323336 E-mail

External researchers

Funding

NOS-HS - Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Nordic Network on Climate Related Displacement and Mobility  has received funding from NOS-HS - Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Project:
Climate refugees’ in the Nordic region: legal and policy responses to new patterns of human mobility (CLaREFi)
(Application number  328665)

Period: 01-01-2020 – 30-06-2023

Contact

Miriam CullenPI Assistant Professor
Miriam Cullen


South Campus, Building 6A-4-12
DK 2300 Copenhagen S
Phone: +45 35 32 33 36 Miriam.Cullen@jur.ku.dk