Migration in the West African Sahel - more than a response to climate change

Debates about climate-induced migratory movements – and their possible links to instability and conflict – along with the discussion on migration flows across the Mediterranean Sea frequently highlight the West African S
Debates about climate-induced migratory movements – and their possible links to instability and conflict – along with the discussion on migration flows across the Mediterranean Sea frequently highlight the West African Sahel as a region of concern. However, findings from recent empirical research on Sahelian regions in Mali and Senegal suggest no evidence for increasing population movements towards Europe as a direct result of environmental stress and climate change. It is the patterns of migration that are changing and not so much the volume. A closer look at the social-ecological conditions of migration in the Sahel allows for an alternative characterization of the problem dynamics. It reveals a rich and comprehensive picture of mobility and the importance of climate and environment in this respect, and identifies starting points for policy options.
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Author:Diana Hummel, Stefan Liehr
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-381108
URL:http://www.isoe.de/fileadmin/redaktion/Downloads/Bevoelkerung/policy-brief-isoe-2015-2.pdf
ISSN:2365-1148
Parent Title (English):ISOE Policy Brief Nr. 2
Series (Serial Number):ISOE Policy Brief (2)
Publisher:Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung ISOE GmbH
Place of publication:Frankfurt am Main
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Year of Completion:2015
Year of first Publication:2015
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2015/09/22
Tag:Mali; Senegal; land degradation; mobility; multi-level governance; policy; social-ecological conditions
Pagenumber:5
First Page:1
Last Page:5
HeBIS PPN:363782842
Institutes:Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung (ISOE)
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Wirtschaft
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitung 4.0

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