Report: The Role of Sustainable Energy Access in the Migration Debate

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Our ME4Changer based in Berlin, Héctor Camilo Morales, wrote this report whilst working with the programme EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility! We wish to congratulate him and share his impressive findings amongst the network.



“The report explores the interlinkages between sustainable energy access and migration. Firstly, the paper describes the role energy plays in the migration debate. Secondly, it looks into the links between drivers of migration related to energy access before migration occurs. Furthermore, it presents ideas on the contribution sustainable energy access might make, depending on different migration patterns. Energy plays different roles in different migration decisions, depending on the drivers and duration of migration. This paper also investigates approaches and trends for improving energy access for displaced populations in peri-urban areas (acknowledging that migration is, initially, largely rural to urban) and humanitarian contexts (in the case of forced displacement, disasters and emergencies) after migration has occurred. Finally, it presents recommendations for enabling sustainable energy access in migration settings and puts forward ideas for coordinating migration and energy development policies as a bridge to connect aid and development.” (Page 8)




Map illustrating the Migratory Routes Across Africa and Europe


Take a sneak peak of the report:

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Published by

EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF)
c/o Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
65760 Eschborn


Héctor Camilo Morales

Is a researcher at the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) within the project “M3 Multidimensional Framework and Response Matrix for Migration” and a PhD candidate at the Humboldt University of Berlin on the subject “Environmental governance and peacebuilding in post-conflict situations”. 


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