Artículo Científico presentado por Valeria Couttolenc González []

Miembro del Programa de Honores. Licenciatura en Relaciones Internacionales. Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales y Ciencias Políticas. Escuela de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de las Américas Puebla.

Jurado Calificador

Director: Dra. Celeste Gabriela Cedillo González
Presidente: Dr. Juan Antonio Le Clercq Ortega
Secretario: Dra. Dainzú López de Lara Espinosa

Cholula, Puebla, México a 12 de mayo de 2020.


Migration is not a recent phenomenon; however, the scale at which it is happening is unprecedented. Furthermore, the impacts of climate change have been diversifying as it has increased, so its effects on migration is a phenomenon that has started to be analyzed by different studies, finding links between migration trends and climate change. The Caribbean Islands, in their majority, have been directly affected by stronger natural disasters and the rise of sea levels, which threatens their coastlines as it is taken over by the ocean. Within this article, there are four countries that will be used as case studies: Haiti, Guyana, and Jamaica. Even with the implementation of adaptation, mitigation and resilience strategies by the national governments, international organizations and civil society, migration has continued to increase in the region. The objective of this investigation is to identify and compare migration trends that have surfaced in the region by analyzing statistics and data on previous and current trends. Plus, study how national governments have responded to environmental migration, and if they have. Furthermore, the conclusion of the article shows the possible scenarios in the region concerning the impacts of climate change and migration in the future. Keywords: climate change, environmental migration, rising sea levels, migration trends, Caribbean region

Table of content



Capítulo 1. Introduction

Capítulo 2. Theoretical Framework

  • 2.1 Migration and IDPS: definitions
  • 2.2 Migration trends in the Caribbean Region
  • 2.3 Governmental strategies and measures in the face of climate change
  • 2.4 The consequences of climate change and natural disasters in the Caribbean

Capítulo 3. Case studies

  • 3.1 Haiti
  • 3.2 Guyana
  • 3.3 Trinidad and Tobago
  • 3.4 Jamaica

Capítulo 4. Conclusion


Couttolenc González, V. 2020. Vulnerability to Climate Change: A Case Study of Environmental Migration in the Caribbean Islands. Artículo Científico Licenciatura. Relaciones Internacionales. Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales y Ciencias Políticas, Escuela de Ciencias Sociales, Universidad de las Américas Puebla. Mayo. Derechos Reservados © 2020.