This volume is the seventh in the annual series and the second of its kind published with the Presses Universitaires de Liège. The State of Environmental Migration aims to provide its readership with the most updated assessments on recent events and evolving dynamics of environmental migration throughout the world. Each year, the editors select the best graduate student work from the course “Environment and Migration”, taught by François Gemenne and Caroline Zickgraf, at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po. Presented in this edition are displacements induced by some of the most dramatic disaster events of 2016, including Hurricane Matthew, as well as analyses of migration flows related to a variety of environmental occurrences throughout the year spanning the globe. SEM 2017 thus represents another stepping stone towards understanding the broad spectrum that is environmental migration.
François GEMENNE is Director of the Hugo Observatory at the University of Liège, where he is senior research associate with the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS). Caroline ZICKGRAF is Deputy Director of the Hugo Observatory as well as Post-doctoral Fellow with the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS). Luka DE BRUYCKERE is Research Assistant at the Hugo Observatory.