Science for Environment Policy News Service releases special issue on 'Migration in Response to Environmental Change'

Issue date: 01 October 2015

An international environmental news and information service based at UWE Bristol called, Science for Environment Policy (SfEP) has just released a timely report on Migration in response to environmental change.

The special issue examines the causes of environmental migration and identifies policy options for Europe in dealing with forced and voluntary relocations. Its sources examine the current state of human rights for environmental migrants and how much evidence currently exists for particular courses of action at local and regional levels. The research collated here suggests that the concerns of vulnerable social groups should be at the centre of future migration policy; the need for a structured and managed approach is particularly highlighted by the current migration crisis facing the EU.

The SfEP team produces a free weekly email which presents accessible summaries of key scientific studies on a wide range of environmental topics.

Designed to help busy European policymakers keep up-to-date with the latest environmental research findings needed to design, implement and regulate effective policies, it is also free for anyone to access.

With over 20 000 subscribers, the email goes out to people involved in governments, civil service, research, communications, industries, businesses and NGOs all over the world, and the project also maintains an active twitter feed for an even quicker digest of the latest environmental research (@SfEP).

Coordinated since 2007 by a team of specialised writers and editors from the Science Communication Unit at Frenchay, SfEP also produces a range of policy briefs, special issues, in-depth reports and short videos focusing on key policy topics and emerging environmental issues. All publications and multimedia are based on robust, peer-reviewed research, produced in tandem with scientific advisors experienced in their field.

Other recent publications include a special issue Exploring the links between Energy Efficiency and Resource Efficiency, and an in-depth report on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity.

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To explore previous news articles, publications and multimedia visit the Science for Environment Policy website.

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