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22 avr 2016

Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Policy Brief Series Issue 4 | Vol. 2 | April 2016

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Azerbaijan, situated in the Caucasus region, is exposed to hazardous environmental challenges ‒ namely natural disasters, such as earthquakes, floods and landslides ‒ which have displaced thousands of people in recent years. Slow-onset processes, such as salinization, droughts and soil degradation are increasingly affecting communities and livelihoods, and with climate change, the intensity and frequency of these environmental events is expected to increase. Yet research on the migration-environment nexus in Azerbaijan remains scarce, and policies do not make the linkages on the issues at hand. This policy brief sheds light on the existing knowledge and calls for incorporation of human mobility in environmental policies and environmental impacts in migration policies. 

  • Introduction
  • Extreme weather events and slow-onset processes in Azerbaijan
  • Review of policies
  • Conclusions and policy implications