Publications of François Gemenne
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See detailHandbook on Climate Change and Human Mobility
Zickgraf, Caroline ULiege; Gemenne, François ULiege

Book published by Edward Elgar (2021)

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See detailDisasters, Evacuations and Democracies: Lessons from the Fukushima Disaster
Gemenne, François ULiege; Kanie, Norichika; Hasegawa, Reiko

Book published by Edward Elgar (2021)

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See detailTransitieplan voor België: lessen trekken uit Covid-19-crisis om toekomstige systeemcrisissen te voorkomen
Gemenne, François ULiege; Maréchal, Kevin ULiege; Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULiege et al

Article for general public (2020)

Terwijl Covid-19 nog dagelijks honderden medeburgers het leven kost en duizenden anderen worden gered dankzij de voorbeeldige toewijding van het personeel van de ziekenhuizen en de zorgsector, gedwongen ... [more ▼]

Terwijl Covid-19 nog dagelijks honderden medeburgers het leven kost en duizenden anderen worden gered dankzij de voorbeeldige toewijding van het personeel van de ziekenhuizen en de zorgsector, gedwongen te werken in bijzonder moeilijke omstandigheden, kijken onze autoriteiten logischerwijs naar scenario's voor het beëindigen van deze crisissen. In het meervoud, omdat we zowel een gezondheidscrisis doormaken die door de lockdown onder controle wordt gehouden, als een economische crisis die door de lockdown dreigt te verergeren. Dit is de complexe uitdaging die we moeten aangaan om te voorkomen dat we in een ernstige sociale crisis terechtkomen. [less ▲]

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See detailSortir de la crise du Covid-19 et en tirer les leçons pour éviter de contribuer à de nouvelles crises systémiques
Gemenne, François ULiege; Maréchal, Kevin ULiege; Mertens de Wilmars, Sybille ULiege et al

Article for general public (2020)

Le Resilience Management Group est composé d’académiques, économistes et d’entrepreneurs de la transition qui concilient la réflexion et les expériences du terrain. A l’heure des scénarios de sortie de ... [more ▼]

Le Resilience Management Group est composé d’académiques, économistes et d’entrepreneurs de la transition qui concilient la réflexion et les expériences du terrain. A l’heure des scénarios de sortie de crises, il propose un plan de transition pour la Belgique. [less ▲]

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See detailTransformative climate action in cities
Gemenne, François ULiege; Depoux, Annelise ULiege; Pettinotti, Laetitia et al

in Forced Migration Review (2020), 63

A critical, but understudied, issue of concern is how climate change will affect migrant populations living in cities, and how local governance and actions to combat the effects of climate change will ... [more ▼]

A critical, but understudied, issue of concern is how climate change will affect migrant populations living in cities, and how local governance and actions to combat the effects of climate change will address displaced people’s vulnerability and support their integration. This article is based on desk research, interviews with experts in a variety ofdomains, and representatives of mayoral and municipal offices in North American, European, African, and Asian cities. [less ▲]

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See detailOn a tous un ami noir. Pour en finir avec les polémiques stériles sur les migrations.
Gemenne, François ULiege

Book published by Fayard (2020)

Pas une semaine ne s’écoule sans que n’éclate une nouvelle polémique sur les migrations : violences policières, voile dans l’espace public, discriminations, quotas, frontières… Dans la société, les ... [more ▼]

Pas une semaine ne s’écoule sans que n’éclate une nouvelle polémique sur les migrations : violences policières, voile dans l’espace public, discriminations, quotas, frontières… Dans la société, les discussions autour de l’asile et des migrations sont devenues tendues, polarisées et passionnelles, tandis que la parole raciste s’est libérée, relayée avec force par des éditorialistes identitaires. Collectivement, nous avons accepté de penser les migrations à partir des questions posées par l’extrême-droite, en utilisant son vocabulaire. Quant aux chercheurs, ils se sont retrouvés réduits à devoir dénoncer rumeurs et mensonges. Plusieurs fois j’ai accepté des plateaux de radio ou de télévision pour répondre à la question de savoir si l’immigration était une chance ou un fardeau, ou pour décortiquer le vrai du faux. Certains pensent qu’il faut fuir ce genre de débats. Je crois, au contraire, qu’il ne faut pas céder la place mais confronter simplement les discours à la réalité, sans angélisme ni faux-semblants. Nos sociétés resteront malades de ces questions tant qu’elles se refuseront à les penser de manière sereine et rationnelle. C’est toute l’ambition de ce livre : montrer qu’il est possible de porter une parole apaisée et pragmatique sur ces sujets, en les éclairant de réflexions qui ne sont généralement pas convoquées. Les questions d’identité collective peuvent aussi être des enjeux qui nous rassemblent, plutôt que des clivages qui nous opposent. Après tout, on a tous un ami noir. [less ▲]

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See detailOn a tous un ami noir
Gemenne, François ULiege

Book published by Fayard (2020)

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See detailScoping analysis on the nexus between climate change and migration in cities
Zickgraf, Caroline ULiege; Gemenne, François ULiege; Depoux, Annelise ULiege

Report (2020)

Report prepared for C40 – Cities Climate Leadership Group and The Mayors’ Migration Council (MMC)

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See detailCOVID-19, Climate Change and Migration: Constructing Crises, Reinforcing Borders
Hut, Elodie ULiege; Zickgraf, Caroline ULiege; Gemenne, François ULiege et al

Article for general public (2020)

Migration, climate change and public health are three key policy challenges of this early 21st century. Far from being isolated, these challenges are linked with one another, both directly and indirectly ... [more ▼]

Migration, climate change and public health are three key policy challenges of this early 21st century. Far from being isolated, these challenges are linked with one another, both directly and indirectly. The connections between them have never been as apparent as in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: borders and immobility played a central role in the response, and COVID-19 has been tied to climate change, for instance, with regards to the temporary positive impact of lockdown measures on CO2 emissions. In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, many have suggested that similar measures should be replicated in the fight against climate change, while others have deemed this as misguided and pointed to the potentially counterproductive effects of such claims. Lastly, physical distancing requirements are expected to further complicate responses to climate-related displacement (as recently confirmed in East India and Bangladesh, where Cyclone Amphan struck). In addition to such relationships, a uniting feature of these three phenomena is the way they each have been labelled, perceived, and reacted to from a crisis perspective. Crisis framing is not just about how each topic is covered in the media or discussed in the public eye: crisis narratives translate into, and justify, short-term, ad-hoc responses instead of preemptive, integrated approaches that may be more appropriate given the global and systemic nature of these phenomena. The opposite is equally true: emergency measures (e.g. evacuations, lockdowns, state-of-emergency declarations) can also play a role in creating and exacerbating crises. Moreover, measures in each crisis, whether health, climate or migration-related, have resulted in calls for, or the actual, restriction of migration and mobility, whether to contain the spread of a virus, to lower carbon emissions, or to restrict incoming migration flows deemed massive and/or sudden. [less ▲]

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See detailComparing climate change perceptions and meteorological data in rural West Africa to improve the understanding of household decisions to migrate
de Longueville, Florence; Ozer, Pierre ULiege; Gemenne, François ULiege et al

in Climatic Change (2020), 160

Largely dependent on rain-fed agriculture, the West African populations could be severely impacted by climate change and variability. In this paper, we performed a literature review relating to ... [more ▼]

Largely dependent on rain-fed agriculture, the West African populations could be severely impacted by climate change and variability. In this paper, we performed a literature review relating to perceptions of climate change and variability in West Africa, followed by an in-depth comparison between perceptions by rural dwellers of Burkina Faso and trends in meteorological data to discuss the importance of perceptions vis-à-vis climate trends in migration decision. Results showed that respondents perceived increasing temperature and worsening rainfall conditions over 1988–2007 matching with findings of previous studies but inconsistent with the trends observed in rainfall data. Given that climate change is recognized as a key driver of mobility on the one hand and the fact that climate change perceptions influence decision to migrate on the otheAdaptation . Burkina Faso . r hand, our results suggest to jointly include perceptions and climate data in future research on environmental migration in order to improve the understanding of household’s decision in response to climate change. [less ▲]

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See detailAlibaba, un projet d’avenir pour la Wallonie ?
Alardeau, Marc; Charlier, Adélaïde; Culot, Charles et al

Article for general public (2019)

Dans la matinée du mercredi 5 décembre 2018, le gouvernement fédéral vacille. Le Premier ministre doit prendre la parole devant la Chambre, mais ce matin-là, Charles Michel est à l’aéroport de Liège, pour ... [more ▼]

Dans la matinée du mercredi 5 décembre 2018, le gouvernement fédéral vacille. Le Premier ministre doit prendre la parole devant la Chambre, mais ce matin-là, Charles Michel est à l’aéroport de Liège, pour la signature de l’arrivée du géant chinois du commerce en ligne, Alibaba, via sa filiale Cainiao. « Un jour historique », selon lui. [less ▲]

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See detailAtlas de l'Anthropocène
Gemenne, François ULiege; Rankovic, Aleksandar; Atelier de Cartographie de Sciences Po

Book published by Presses de Sciences Po (2019)

Changement climatique, érosion de la biodiversité, évolution démographique, pollution atmosphérique, détérioration des sols, catastrophes naturelles, accidents industriels, crises sanitaires ... [more ▼]

Changement climatique, érosion de la biodiversité, évolution démographique, pollution atmosphérique, détérioration des sols, catastrophes naturelles, accidents industriels, crises sanitaires, mobilisations sociales… Voici le premier atlas réunissant l'ensemble des données sur la crise écologique de notre temps. [less ▲]

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See detailThe State of Environmental Migration 2018: A review of 2017
Zickgraf, Caroline ULiege; Hut, Elodie ULiege; Gemenne, François ULiege

Book published by Presses universitaires de Liège (2018)

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See detailAu-delà des frontières. Pour une justice migratoire
Gemenne, François ULiege; Verbeeren, Pierre

Book published by Editions du CAL (2018)

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See detailHandbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration
McLeman, Robert; Gemenne, François ULiege

Book published by Routledge (2018)

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See detailThe complexity of environmental migration: case of the returned Burkinabe fulani breeders from Bouna Department in Ivory Coast to Noumbiel Province in Burkina Faso
Tomety, Yaovi Djivénou; Puškárovà, Paula; Gemenne, François ULiege et al

in Journal of International Relations (2018), 16(1), 22-38

The issue of environmental migration starts to involve growing number of scholars and policymakers all around the world. Conventionally, environmental degradation is not a sole reason that drives people ... [more ▼]

The issue of environmental migration starts to involve growing number of scholars and policymakers all around the world. Conventionally, environmental degradation is not a sole reason that drives people to move but rather it goes hand-in-hand with other political and socio-economic factors. In March 2016, an inter-communal conflict arose between Lobi farmers and Burkinabe Fulani herders who had settled in Bouna department in the northeast of Ivory Coast after leaving Burkina Faso following the great drought in 1970s. This conflict that appears to be born along a banal fact of pillaging the Lobi farmers' fields by the cattle of Burkinabe Fulani herders had serious consequences: numerous injuries, several casualties, capital destruction, and economic losses. Eventually, the conflict led to displacement of few thousand people to the province of Noumbiel in Burkina Faso. The analysis of the roots of this massive displacement points to the growing local demand for natural resources and to the management of agricultural lands what got aggravated along social issues of chieftaincy among different ethnic groups in the Bouna area. The increase in the area of agricultural land has led to shrinkages in the area of rangelands and the degradation of forest resources, thus reducing pasture acreage of cattle herds. Although clashes between stockbreeders and agriculturists had been taking place in the neighbourhood for many years, the situation appeared to escalate up to the point of prompting people to move for the first time. Even though the displaced people in this case are considered returnees to their home country, the years of staying in Ivory Coast destroyed almost all social and economic linkages in their home country. The situation led to humanitarian crisis marked by limited access to UN support since the status of returnees did not qualify for refugee. The support was provided by local Burkinabe government and NGOs. [less ▲]

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See detailConnecting planetary health, climate change, and migration
Schütte, Stefanie; Gemenne, François ULiege; Depoux, Annelise ULiege et al

in Lancet Planetary Health (2018), 2(2), 58-59

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See detailPeople moved and will move again
Gemenne, François ULiege; De Longueville, Florence ULiege; De Bruyckere, Luka ULiege et al

Conference (2017, December 11)

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See detailPeople moved and will move again
Gemenne, François ULiege; De Longueville, Florence ULiege; De Bruyckere, Luka ULiege et al

Conference (2017, November 17)

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