The ECMN23 conference “Towards a transcidiplinary understanding of migration and im/mobilities in the context of environmental and climate change” which took place in Vienna on July 10-12 2023 represented the launch event of a new network with the objective of building a strong community around the issues of climate and environmental (im)mobilities.
The objective of this conference was bringing together a wide range of experts in the field to discuss the state of the art, methodological and policy aspects as well as current research gaps.
Many of our HABITABLE partners took part in this conference and featured panels on the interlinks between environmental change and climate-induced mobilities, focusing on different topics such as habitability, migration as adaptation, planned relocation policies and, more generally, migration governance.
As environmental migration is a complex and multifaceted issue, and given the relationship
between environmental changes and human mobility is highly context-specific and constantly
evolving, disentangling such nexus demands interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge exchange and open dialogue among diverse stakeholders.
In this sense, the ECMN23 conference was a great opportunity to foster a community of students, academics, practitioners,
and professionals who are either interested or working on the climate-migration nexus
As a result, the HABITABLE team is enthusiast about the creation of this network and believe it will constitute a thriving, long-lasting transdisciplinary community which will facilitate networking and knowledge sharing.