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International migration and environment: discussing the role of social remittances
Titolo Rivista: MONDI MIGRANTI 
Autori/Curatori: Giulia Iannuzzi 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2017 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  15 P. 185-199 Dimensione file:  184 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MM2017-003009
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People forced to migrate due to environmental changes are an increasing concern, especially considering climate change threats and related adaptation strategies. Concurrently, migrations can have impacts on the natural environment of sending and receiving countries, at different scales. The article aims to discuss the role of social remittances in deepening our understanding about the relationship between environment and international migrations. In the first part we introduce the concepts of transnational migration and remittances in order to build a conceptual background. In the second section we focus on environmentally-related international migrations with the purpose of highlighting the role of social remittances in shaping the decision to migrate, in a context in which environmental factors should be considered as one of the multiple and intertwined causes. The third section analyses international migration impacts upon environment. Here, the "channel" of social remittances is discussed in relation to human influence on the envi-ronment of sending and receiving communities and countries.

Le migrazioni indotte da fattori ambientali sono una crescente preoccupazione, in particolare considerando le pressioni causate dai cambiamenti climatici e le relative strategie di adattamento. Allo stesso tempo, le migrazioni possono avere un impatto sull'ambiente e sul territorio nei paesi di partenza e nei paesi di accoglienza. L’articolo si propone di discutere il ruolo delle rimesse sociali per approfondire la nostra comprensione del rapporto tra ambiente e migrazioni internazionali. Nella prima parte verrà fornito il quadro concettuale di riferimento, introducendo i concetti di "migrazione transnazionale" e di "rimesse sociali". Successivamente si considereranno le migrazioni internazionali indotte da fattori ambientali discutendo il ruolo delle rimesse sociali nella determinazione delle decisioni dei migranti, in un contesto in cui i fattori ambientali devono essere considerati come una delle molteplici cause. Nell’ultima parte verrà discusso il ruolo del "canale" delle rimesse sociali al fine di arricchire l’analisi degli impatti delle migrazioni sull’ambiente.
Keywords: Migrazioni, rimesse sociali, ambiente, cambiamenti climatici.

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Giulia Iannuzzi, Migrazioni internazionali e ambiente: una discussione sul ruolo delle rimesse sociali in "MONDI MIGRANTI" 3/2017, pp. 185-199, DOI:10.3280/MM2017-003009


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