Migration Matters (2020)

Dr. Gemenne, Dr. Zickgraf, Dr. Su

‘Climate migrants’ or ‘climate refugees’?

What are the terms used to label people whose reasons for migrating are related to climatic conditions/changes? In this video, Dr. François Gemenne and Dr. Caroline Zickgraf explain why ‘climate refugee’ is a taboo term and Dr. Yvonne Su gives a counter argument about why ‘climate refugee’ is a useful and important term for protecting people’s rights.


Look out for...

  • Migration and climate change
  • Climate refugees
  • The different labeling around people being displaced due to climate change