Environmental Migrations from Conflict-Affected Countries: Focus on EU Policy Response

Author: 
Enza Roberta Petrillo
Publisher: 
The Hague Institute for Global Justice
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2015

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Given the strong evidence that most environmental migration is likely to occur within the Global South, the analysis of this paper and many of its recommendations focus on EU external and humanitarian policies in the field of environmental migration, as well as foreign policy and humanitarian aid and development-cooperation programs implemented in conflict-affected countries. The purpose of this paper is to contribute to the environmental migration debate with a multifaceted perspective that takes into account the relationship between climate change, migration and conflict. In doing so, it aims to highlight areas of particular political and geopolitical interest where further EU legal, policy, and humanitarian action is needed. On the basis of the analyzed legal, political, and institutional frameworks and the critical issues raised from the programs implemented in the field, I will indicate areas of political and geopolitical interest for EU external action and humanitarian aid strategy and where further EU policy action is needed.

Working Paper 6

The Hague Institute for Global Justice