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Associated Projects




More than one billion people live in deltas, semi-arid lands, and glacier- and snowpack-dependent river basins in Africa and Asia, hot spot regions that are the most vulnerable to climate change. The Collaborative Adaptation Research Initiative in Africa and Asia (CARIAA) builds...



DECCMA’s aims are: To evaluate the effectiveness of adaptation options in deltas. To assess migration as an adaptation in deltaic environments under a changing climate. To deliver policy support to create the conditions for sustainable gender-sensitive adaptation...


Safe and Sustainable Cities

This project is a collaboration between the University of Exeter, in the UK, and the Refugee and Migratory Movement Research Unit (RMRRU), in Bangladesh. The project is for 18 months. It is funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the...



In the dichotomy between migrants and refugees/asylum-seekers, the former are typically cast as economically motivated, and set apart from refugees, fleeing war and persecution. Yet environmental changes are increasingly part of migration journeys, and count amongst the...



MigrAtion Governance and AsYlum Crises (MAGYC) seeks to assess how migration governance has been influenced by the recent “refugee crises” and how crises at large shape policy responses on migration. The general objective of the project is to appraise policy...



Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics (EDGE)

The Environmental Diplomacy and Geopolitics (EDGE) project – funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation (Grant Agreement 692413) – seeks to increase and reinforce the cooperation between the University of Economics...


Environmental Migration Portal

Human mobility in relation to climate change and environmental degradation has been gaining increasing prominence in the public and policy debates. The past few years have witnessed the emergence of a plethora of academic literature, policy discussions and forums as well....



HELIX is an EU-funded collaborative research project assessing the potential impacts of climate change. Scientists from 16 organisations worldwide have worked together to develop a number of future scenarios of the natural and human world as a consequence of 1.5°C, 2°C, 4°C...

Additional Projects


Projects by Hugo Observatory members

The Hugo Observatory, named after the late Graeme Hugo (1946-2015), is the first scientific research structure in the world exclusively dedicated to the issues of environmental migration.

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