Dr Giovanni Bettini


My research primarily revolves around global climate politics and environmental security, with a special focus on the issue of climate-induced migration (see my PhD thesis).

I’m also interested in the genealogy of the discourses (e.g. sustainable development, resilience, the Anthropocene, Planetary Boundaries, etc.) that populate the landscape of environmental politics, as well as in the underlying ontological conceptualizations of nature/environment.

I am active in the European  COST Action IS1101 on Climate change and migration: knowledge, law and policy, and theory.



  • Global climate politics
  • Climate-induced migration
  • Environmental/climate security
  • Political ecology and Political geography
  • Migration Studies
  • Critical social/political theory