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Harvey Brooks Research Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development


Can the movement of people (including those displaced by climate change) aid sustainable solutions to environmental problems? Our research suggests that it can. Migration is good for society in circumstances when it reduces inequality, enhances overall wellbeing, and does not place greater environmental burdens on the regions where people move to or from.


Fransen, Sonja, Neil Adger, Ricardo Safra de Campos, and William C. Clark. "Migrants Can Be a Transformative Force for Sustainable Development." The Conversation. January 18, 2024.