The impact of environmental degradation on migration flows across countries

This paper highlights the impact of environmental degradation on migration. Through a gravity regression model, it assesses the impact of thirteen global environmental factors on migration flows across 172 countries of the world. After a general and brief overview of environmental degradation and migration and the current debates in the topic area, the paper discusses the use of the gravity model to explore the above mentioned impact. Finally, the gravity model is applied and the results are demonstrated.