Population Movements, Environment and Climate Changes: Interrelations and Influence


The rise of population mobility and urbanization processes have become global phenomena that shape the economic development of regions and countries of the world and affect the environment but the effect of this influence is different in different regions. The course’s main aim is to provide students with a strong understanding of the role of different types of population migration on the environment and, conversely, to understand the influence of. human- and non-human-induced environmental factors on population mobility, from the community based level, to the regional and global level. The analysis of real situations presented by different researchers in case studies at regional and local level gives students the opportunity to be familiar with different aspects of the interrelation between environmental changes and population migration due to environmental hazards, resource and types of scarcity, and environmentally induced socio-economic and political changes. The analysis of case studies gives an overview of the role environmental in migration decision-making processes and how environmental degradation interplays with social, cultural, economic, and political factors in making migration decisions or causing conflicts. Students will become familiar problems in urban areas formed by migration processes presented from the security point of view and policy-makers’ approaches.