Dear CliMigHealth members,

From January 2021 onward we are starting with an internal newsletter to inform you on updates from our network on;
  • relevant publications from in- and outside the network
  • calls for conference submission and journal contributions
  • internal and external events
  • general and network opportunities
  • vacancies
  • AOB
  • a ‘researcher from CliMigHealth in the spotlight’ column
The newsletter will be managed by Alix Debray, PhD Fellow at UNU-CRIS and Ghent University.
Please send your input if it fits within the newsletter’s topics to The newsletter will be sent to the network every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

Before we start with the official newsletter in January, I’d like to share already the following updates sent by various CliMigHealth partners:

Please be informed that a virtual launch of the book “Regional Integration and Migration Governance in the Global South” (co-edited by Katrin Marchand, Glenn Rayp and Ilse Ruyssen, published in the United Nations University Series on Regionalism) will take place on 18 December 2020 (International Migration Day).
More information about the event can be found on the UNU Migration Network website.  To join the meeting: you need to register, have a zoom account and be logged in.

Join and become a signatory on the Global Scientists Call for Economic Stimulus to Address Climate Adaptation and Covid 
On January 22, 2021, a group of notable scientists will meet to deliver this message to world leaders on how to shape the economic recovery. On January 25, 2021, world leaders will meet to make commitments for a climate adaptation agenda that will compliment increased global mitigation efforts. The Covid pandemic is an example of what happens when science is ignored. Facing both Climate Change and Covid together, world leaders need guidance from the science community as to how to respond.


  1. Call for contribution to a special issue in Frontiers in Health that CliMigHealth network members Nidhi Nagabhatla and Ilse Ruyssen are co-editing. Please consider contributing to the same and/or sharing widely with your network members: Research Topic: Water-Gender-Migration: The Complex Nexus and Interlinkages
  2. Invitation to the Malaysia launch of the 2020 report on Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change (info: see this link). The Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) is going to organize “The Malaysia Launch of the 2020 Report on Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change” virtually. The aim of the event is to introduce the Lancet Countdown, the 2020 Report on Health and Climate Change, and also the existing initiatives (research project and activities) and plans by UMT acting as a partner of the Lancet Countdown on climate change and food security. This will provide ideas and information to close UMT collaborators like you and your university and hopefully allow us to invite you to collaborate or work together on those initiatives. Therefore, we would like to invite 5 PERSONS from your institution to join this program and this is one of the activities that could be declared under MoU/ MoA. The details of program stated as below: