PROJECT UPDATE: Animation video presenting key results of the MigSoKo project
How can we understand the complex relationship between environmental change and human migration?
Against the backdrop of the scientific debate about understanding the causalities between environmental change and human migration, this animated video (06:18 min) presents key results of the MigSoKo project.
Global environmental change is expected to increase the pressure on vulnerable communities (in the so-called Global South) and to interact with already existing migration drivers. However, the relationship between environmental change and migration is not a simple cause-and-effect relationship and strongly depends on the local context. In this video the project group shows how environmental change can influence people’s aspirations, abilities and the need to migrate, and hence, can both trigger and inhibit migration.
MigSoKo is a junior research group co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funding priority Social-Ecological Research (SÖF) and Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ). The project is based at the Computational Landscape Ecology (CLE) Department at UFZ Leipzig, Germany.
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Text by MigSoKo/ Upload by Johanna Hofmann