Negotiating Migration in the Context of Climate Change.

Negotiating Migration in the Context of Climate Change.

International Policy and Discourse

International Policy and Discourse

Bristol University Press

Assessing migration in the context of climate change, Nash draws on empirical research to offer a unique analysis of policy-making in the field. This detailed account is a vital step in understanding the links between global discourses on human mobilities, climate change and specific policy responses. An important contribution to several ongoing debates in academia and beyond.

Negotiating Migration in the Context of Climate Change
Publisher: Bristol University Press

Nash, S.L. (2019) ‘Negotiating Migration in the Context of Climate Change. International Policy and Discourse’, Bristol University Press.

Peer-reviewed scientific journals

Nash, S.L., Torney, D. & Matti, S. (2021) ‘Climate Change Acts: Origins, Dynamics, and Consequences’, Special Issue Introduction, Climate Policy, 21:9, 1111-1119.

Nash, S.L. & Steurer, R. (2021) ‘Climate Change Acts in Scotland, Austria, Denmark and Sweden: the role of discourse and deliberation’, Climate Policy, 21:9, 1120-1131. 

Nash, S.L. & Steurer, R. (2021) ‘From symbolism to substance: what the renewal of the Danish climate change act tells us about the driving forces behind policy change’, Environmental Politics, 1-25. 

Nash, S.L. (2020) Anything Westminster can do we can do better: The Scottish Climate Change Act as world-leading legislation designed to put a sub-state nation on the international stage’, Environmental Politics.

Boas, I, Farbotko, C., Adams, H., Sterly, H., Bush, S., van der Geest, K., Wiegel, H., Ashraf, H., Baldwin, A., Bettini, G., Blondin, S., de Bruijn, M., Durand-Delacre, D., Fröhlich, C., Gioli, G., Guaita, L., Hut, E., Jarawura, F.X., Lamers, M., Lietaer, S., Nash, S.L., Piguet, E., Rothe, D., Sakdapolrak, P., Smith, L., Tripathy Furlong, B., Turhan, E., Warner, J., Zickgraf, C., Black, R., Hulme, M. (2019) ‘Climate migration mythsNature Climate Change 9:12, 901-903.

Nash, S.L. & Steurer, R. (2019) ‘Taking stock of Climate Change Acts in Europe: living policy processes or symbolic gestures?’, Climate Policy 19:8, 1052-1065.

Nash, S.L. (2018) ‘Knowing Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change. The Self Perpetuating Circle of Research, Policy, and Knowledge Production’, Movements 4:1.

Nash, S.L. (2018) ‘From Cancun to Paris: an era of policymaking on climate change and migration’, Global Policy 9:1, 53-63.

Schilling, J., Nash, S.L., Ide, T., Scheffran, J., Froese, R. & von Prondzinski, P. (2017) ‘Resilience and environmental security: towards joint application in peacebuilding’, Global Change, Peace & Security.

Bettini, G., Nash, S.L. & Gioli, G. (2017) ‘One step forward, two steps back? The fading contours of (in)justice in competing discourses on climate migration’, The Geographical Journal 183:4, 348-358.

Chapters in edited volumes

Durand-Delacre, D., Bettini, G., Nash, Sarah L., Sterly, Harald, Gioli, Giovanna, Hut, Elodie, Boas, Ingrid, Farbotko, Carol, Sakdapolrak, Patrick, de Bruijn, Mirjam, Tripathy Furlong, Basundhara, van der Geest, Kees, Lietaer, Samuel and Hulme, Mike (2021). ‘Climate Migration Is about People, Not Numbers’. In S. Böhm & S. Sullivan (Eds.), Negotiating Climate Change in Crisis. Cambridge: Open Book Publishers.

Nash, S.L. (2020) ‘Disrupting the knowledge-power politics of human mobility in the context of climate change – Questioning established categories’. In: Brzoska, M. & Scheffran, J. (eds.) Climate Change, Security Risks, and Violent Conflicts. Essays from Integrated Climate Research in Hamburg. Hamburg University Press.197-210

Nash, S.L. (2020) ‘Denmark’s Climate Change Act(s)’. In: Muinzer, T. (ed.) National Climate Change Acts. Hart.

Nash, S.L. (2018) ‘Between Rights and Resilience: a climate justice approach to migration as climate change adaptation’. In: Labonte, M. & Mills, K. (eds.) Human Rights and Justice. Routledge: Abingdon, 123-144.

Nash, S.L. (2016) ‘Towards an ‘Environmental Migration Management’ Discourse: A Discursive Turn in Environmental Migration Advocacy?’ in Rosenow-Williams, K. & Gemenne, F. (eds.) Organizational Perspectives on Environmental Migration, Routledge: Abingdon, 198-215.

Non-peer review publications (outreach and communication)

Nash, S. & Sterly, H. (2020) ‘1.2 Milliarden Klimaflüchtlinge?’, Der Standard,

Nash, S. & Zickgraf, C. (2020) ‘Stop peddling fear of climate migrants’, Open Democracy,

Steurer, R. & Nash, S. (2019) ‘Das zahnlose Klimaschutzgesetz novellieren! Vorschläge für ein neues Rahmengesetz, das die Weichen für eine klimapolitische Wende in Österreich stellen könnte’, Der Standard,

Steurer, R. & Nash, S. (2019) ‘Der Nationalrat und die Klimakrise: Stell Dir vor es ist Klimanotstand – und wir machen weiter wie bisher’,

Nash, S.L. (2017) ‘Beyond Climate Migration: Escaping the Confines of a Concept’, Climate Change and Migration Coalition Blog,

Nash, S.L. (2017) ‘The Task Force on Displacement: The Pieces of the Puzzle Begin to Fall into Place’, Climate Change and Migration Coalition Blog, the-taskforce-on-displacement-the-pieces-of-the-puzzle-begin-to-fall-into-place/

Nash, S.L. (2017) ‘The Devil’s in the Detail. Policymaking on Climate Change and Human Mobility in the UNFCCC’. Istanbul Policy Center – Sabanci University – Stiftung Mercator Initiative.

Nash, S.L. (2017) ‘The Devil’s in the Detail. Policymaking on climate change and human mobilities post-Paris’, TransRe Blog,

Nash, S.L. and Turhan, E. (2016) ‘Moving targets, moving people: confronting the challenge of climate change and migration’, Open Democracy, 14 November 2016, https://

Scheffran. J. & Nash, S.L. (2016) Auf der Flucht vor dem Klimawandel [Fleeing from Climate Change], Klimaforum October 2016.

Nash, S.L. (2015) ‘What role does human mobility play in climate change negotiations?’ Climate System Analysis and Prediction (University of Hamburg) Blog. de/clisap/organisation/presse/cop21/human-mobility-and-climate-change/2015