Meet Senior Researcher Matthew Scott

In a new series of blog posts, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute will be presenting its staff members and the research that is currently being conducted at the institute. With everyday manifestations of disasters and climate change that force people to leave their homes, Senior Researcher Dr. Matthew Scott’s work on disaster and climate change displacement…

People protesting in Belarus

“The Work That We Do Is Often in Countries With Shrinking Democratic Space”

Sida has decided to freeze the remaining aid in Belarus due to the recent political development, which has led to actors leaving the country. It is still significant to continue the work in countries with shrinking democratic space. The democracy development in undemocratic countries is dependent on states like Sweden. If those partnerships cease, then…

Climate Change, Disasters and the Refugee Convention

Despite the continued use of the term in media reporting about human mobility in the context of disasters and climate change, it has long been established in academic circles that ‘climate refugees’ do not exist. The definition of a refugee in the 1951 Refugee Convention does not identify environmental factors. Consequently, most scholarship, as well…

Public Online Lecture on Border Externalisation, Climate Change and Refugees

Dr. Matthew Scott from RWI is speaking at a public online lecture on “Border Externalisation, Climate Change and Refugees” arranged by CONREP. With new manifestations of climate emergencies every day and States resorting to extraterritorial border controls, Matthew Scott will reflect on current and potential responses to disaster and climate change related displacement together with…