Statelessness and Climate Change Research in Europe

  • 25 January 2023
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Hi everyone! I was super excited to find this community so thanks for having me.

My name is Sophie and I am currently studying at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, though am from New Zealand. I am currently working on my Master’s thesis on the topic of climate change and statelessness in Europe. Essentially, I want to look at how stateless people in Europe have been and will continue to be affected by climate change. 

If anyone knows any organisations/people working in the civil society space with stateless people (particularly in Italy, as I think this will be my focus) I would be glad to hear about it!

Feel free to send me a message to chat as well 😊

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Userlevel 4

@sophieauckram welcome to the community! Great that you are doing much needed research on this topic. ⭐

Userlevel 2

Hi @sophieauckram, I just saw your post now - your research sounds so interesting! I work at the European Network on Statelessness and we have a few members who have done bits of work on this topic that I can share here (although not Europe-focused), although it’s certainly under-researched/understood still. I hope this is helpful! :)

A blog post by one of our members on nationality loss in the context of climate change:

A policy briefing by the Peter McCullin Centre on Statelessness (in Australia) and other European partners:

And a report by the same centre on nationality loss in the Pacific: