Migration Matters (2020)

Dr. François Gemenne, Dr. Caroline Zickgraf, Dr. Yvonne Su

How many people will migrate because of climate change?

People often want to know the numbers when it comes to climate-related migration, but how much should numbers be relied on? In this video, experts highlight the difficulty of obtaining accurate numbers of current and future environmental migrants. They also share their thoughts on how accurate and useful numbers are in this discussion, and what kinds of statistics we might be able to trust. 

Look out for...

  • The importance of definitions when it comes to determining environmental and climate migrants
  • The obstacles that exist to getting accurate numbers 
  • The complexity of why people move, and reasons migrants give for their own migration
  • Recent statistics on internal displacement