Laboratorio su «Migration and Climate Change» (2CFU Soft Skills) – Prof.ssa Samantha Velluti

(inizio lezioni giovedì 9 novembre ore 14-16 e proseguono venerdì 10 novembre ore 10-12)

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Samantha Velluti


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Dr Samantha Velluti (Reader in Law, University of Sussex UK)


Module Summary

Impacts of climate change are already visible in all countries of the world. Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent across the globe, and gradual environmental changes are placing people’s lives and livelihoods at risk. The populations in atoll and island states as well as coastal regions of the Pacific, the Caribbean and the Philippines are especially hard hit by the impacts of climate change. Rising sea levels, sinking groundwater levels, and flooding in populated areas can deprive residents of their livelihoods and force them to leave their homes. Western and Eastern African countries are also heavily impacted, e.g. by droughts and flash floods. The impacts of climate change are expected to increase the number of people being forced to leave their homes. But not all people who suffer from the impacts of climate change are able to leave. Some become ‚trapped‘ in their place of origin due to a lack of financial, social and environmental resources.

With international agreements such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), the international community has committed itself to manage climate-related migration more effectively in the future.

Bibliographical Sources


  • 09 Novembre ore 14 – 16 aula 6 PP2
  • 10 Novembre ore 10 – 12 aula 1 PP2
  • 16 Novembre ore 16 – 18 aula 5 PP2
  • 17 Novembre ore 10 – 12 aula 1 PP2
  • 23 Novembre ore 16 – 18 aula 5 PP2
  • 24 Novembre ore 10 – 12 aula 1 PP2
  • 30 Novembre ore 14 – 16 aula 6 PP2
  • 01 Dicembre ore 10 – 12 aula 1 PP2
  • 07 Dicembre ore 14 – 16 aula 6 PP2
  • 14 Dicembre ore 14 – 16 aula 6 PP2

Materiali didattici Prof. Samantha Velluti:

  1. Sainz Pardo The Contemporary Relevance of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees
  2. McAdam Relevance of Refugee Convention
  3. Shacknove Who is a Refugee
  5. Migration Climate Change Week1 Intro Intl Ref Conv
  6. Dispense su Migration Climate Change Week 2
  7. Dispense for Migration and Climate Change – Week 3