The geo-archive is an open-access online database containing historical cases of interactions between migration and environmental/climatic changes. It encompasses the description of the case, policy responses to migration, and in some cases loss and damage, together with reflections of the case in literary/audiovisual productions. The tool is mainly designed for teaching and outreach purposes as well as for providing locally grounded examples for local authorities and climate/migration policy stakeholders.
The main objectives of the geo-archive are:
- To denaturalize environmental risks and question the alleged automatism between environmental changes and societal responses;
- To offer a geo-archive of historical cases of climate/environmental changes and migration comprising both best and worst policy practices;
- To draw attention to specific devices that were employed to raise public awareness and inspire solidarity when facing migration crises.