Hein de Haas Contributes to UK Govt Report on Migration and Environmental Change

28 October, 2011

Hein de Haas, Co-Director of the International Migration Institute, has contributed a background paper to a key UK government report on human migration and global environmental change over the next 50 years.

The report, Migration and Global Environmental Change, was published on 20 October by Foresight, an organisation set up to help the Government think systematically about the future.

Hein's report for the project was entitled 'Mediterranean Migration Futures: Patterns, Drivers and Scenarios' and is due to be published in the journal Global Environmental Change.

A major finding of the Foresight report is that migration may not just be part of the 'problem' but can also be part of the solution to managing global environmental change, representing a form of adaptation and contributing to long-term resilience.

The report is the culmination of a two-year research project commissioned by Professor Sir John Beddington, Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government. The project involved  over 350 experts from 30 countries from a diverse range of disciplines.

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