The Report: Lost in Migration

The Environmental Migration is a phenomenon that indicates a general migration affecting people who are directly dependent on their environmental conditions. Many situations include cases where sudden-onset environmental, changes such as those coming from earthquakes, floods or desertification, lead the population to constrained displacement. Environmental migration commonly presents itself where there is a slow-onset environmental change or degradation process affecting those who are directly dependent on the environment for their livelihood.

Why Environmental Migrants are not recognised as Refugees?
There is still a big problem concerning the fact that not all the Environmental Migrants are legally defined as Refugees. The definition for the term refugee is provided under Article 1A of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees amended by the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (hereafter referred to as the Refugee Convention) which states that a refugee is any person who: owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of his former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it (UNHCR, 2006b:16).

The Website: 50’000’001: an Environmental Odissey

In a time where catastrophes constantly affect the world, there are still many situations where people live in a continuous lack of protection. Let’s imagine you have to face all those adversities… Are you aware of what your future will be?
Not far away from today You will probably be obliged to migrate from your home-planet. Here starts your journey. Let the Space Odissey begin…
Due to some kind of environment degradations, it might happen that people have to flee their homeland, pointing to a more suitable place where to carry on their lives.
A planet explodes and a small spaceship is running away from the catastrophic event.
The title gives some hooks for the comprehension: 50’000’001: an environmental odyssey.

We developed a scroll page that let the user explore all the contents in it, strictly following the narrative plot that we chose to adopt in order to show everybody the Environmental Migration controversy.

We developed a one scroll page that allows the user to explore all the contents by strictly following the narrative plot, without getting lost, in order to let everybody better understand the Environmental Migration controversy.
Our team designed the web page using sophisticated coding tools, applied on 3D graphics trying to improve the user experience as amazing and interesting as possible. Our goal is for our message to be spread as widely as possible. Thus, visitors are warmly encouraged to share this website and its content.

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Tommaso Elli
Natalia Laptes
Gianluca Malimpensa
Mattia Parietti
Matteo Pozzi