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The Hugo Observatory on Environment, Migration and Politics

2030 Agenda migration-relevant and related target Labels: 
Subgoal 10.7 on safe, orderly and regular migration
Subgoal 17.18 on migration-disaggregated data-collection
GCM Thematic Cluster Areas: 
Addressing drivers of migration
Climate Change and Natural Disasters, Data and Research

The Hugo Observatory, located at the department of Geography at the University of Liège, is the world’s first research structure specifically dedicated to the study of environmental migration. 

The Hugo Observatory Objectives are: 

  • Develop empirical and theoretical research related to mobility dynamics in the context of environmental degradation
  • Inform public debate
  • Federating research forces on climate change and migration
  • International Association on the Study of Environmental Migration (Plateform)
  • Consultative Mission FAO, World Bank, ect.

The Observatory has been officially accredited to the Global Compact in Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. ​

GFMD Source: 

GFMD 2017 - Thematic Workshop on Migration and Climate Change