Logo Trop1 (1)

Climate Refugees and Environmental Migration


As a high school or undergraduate Social Sciences, Humanities, or Environmental Sciences teacher, you can use this set of computer-based tools to help you in teaching about topics such as Social and Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Human Migration, Climate Refugees/Environmental Migrants, and Climate Justice.

This lesson plan enables students to learn about human migration caused by climate change, and the term “climate refugees” and its growing significance. The activity provides insights into geographic locations whose existence is threatened by climate change, and communities that are fleeing their homes, resulting in large-scale migration.

Thus, the use of this lesson plan allows you to integrate the teaching of a climate science topic with a core topic in Social Sciences.

Learning Outcome

The tools in this lesson plan will enable students to:

  1. Identify climate change-related threats to the existence of some regions in the world
  2. Describe the problem of environmental migration and the term, “climate refugee”
  3. Discuss the challenges faced by climate refugees
  4. Enumerate the problems caused by large-scale human migration
  5. Propose policies to handle the challenges posed by climate change-related migration

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


To Subscribe to our newsletter please enter