This volume is the eight in the annual series and the third 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 2017, including Hurricane Irma and Cyclone Enawo, as well as analyses of migration flows related to a variety of environmental occurrences throughout the year spanning the globe. SEM 2018 thus represents another stepping stone towards understanding how the adverse effects of climate change and disasters alter migration patterns.
Caroline Zickgraf is the Deputy Director of the Hugo Observatory as well as Post-doctoral Fellow with the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS). Elodie Hut is a Research Assistant at the Hugo Observatory. François Gemenne is the Director of the Hugo Observatory at the University of Liège, where he is a senior research associate with the Belgian Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S.-FNRS).