ECOCIDE, CLIMATE CHANGE & MIGRATION
Climate change brings extraordinary and unforeseen challenges that necessitate new ways of thinking to build resilience against environmental change and risk.
Climate psychology plays a critical role in understanding how we respond to overwhelming environmental disruption. For those at the frontlines of climate change, who are also disproportionately poor and vulnerable, unseasonal flooding, prolonged drought, and rising sea levels are forcing millions into displacement with no protections under standard international law. In areas least affected by climate change, ecoanxiety is rising among all demographics exposing the mental health impacts of detrimental human activity on our ecosystems, species, and habitats.
Our Climate Psychology research highlights the environmental changes impacting our mental health and the choices we face in an uncertain future. Climate change will, to varying degrees, affect us all. From Atlanta to Bangladesh to Kiribati, we follow the stories and journeys of those already dealing with a rapidly changing landscape, and the unraveling of a fast approaching climate refugee crisis. We frame our research within a rights-based approach to climate-induced migration, set against global agendas on climate action, poverty reduction, and health promotion.
External to and published independently of Between Borders