Dr Diogo Andreolla Serraglio

Research Analyst
Andreolla Serraglio

Dr. Diogo Andreolla Serraglio is a researcher and practitioner in the field of international migration and climate governance. His work primarily focuses on contributing to global policy and practice in these areas. Throughout his career, Dr. Serraglio has engaged in extensive research and published numerous studies on issues related to the distinct dimensions of human mobility - migration, displacement, and planned relocations - in the context of climate change, disasters, and environmental degradation. His roles have spanned from academic research to international consultancy. He has offered his consultancy expertise to organizations such as the Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD), the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), and the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS). In these capacities, he has focused on the legal aspects, as well as interactions of political, social, and environmental factors in (im)mobility outcomes in regions including Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

His academic accomplishments include a Postdoctoral Research position at the German Institute of Development and Sustainability (Bonn, Germany) through the International Climate Protection Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation). He holds a Ph.D. and a Master’s in International Public Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná, PUCPR) in Brazil. Additionally, he was a visiting scholar at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University (White Plains, USA) through a Fulbright Commission Scholarship and at the Institute for Environment and Human Security - United Nations University (EHS-UNU, Bonn, Germany). He is an active research member of the South American Network for Environmental Migrations (RESAMA) and the World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL) of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Currently, Dr. Serraglio holds a Research Analyst position at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), where he continues his research in advancing the understanding and management of the interplay between the impacts of climate change and (im)mobility patterns in the projects 'HABITABLE: Linking Climate Change, Habitability and Social Tipping Points: Scenarios for Climate Migration' (EU Horizon 2020) and 'Brazil East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities (B-EPICC)'.




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Serraglio, D. A.; Cavedon-Capdeville, F. S.; Thornton, F. (forthcoming) The multi-dimensional emergence of climate-induced migrants in rights-based litigation in the Global South, Journal of Human Rights Practice.

Serraglio, D. A.; Thornton, F.; Thornton, A. (2023) Trapped or staying put: governing immobility in the context of climate change, Frontiers in Climate, v.05, p.01 - 08. https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2023.1092264

Cavedon-Capdeville, F. S.; Serraglio, D. A.; Velez-Echeverri, J.; Madrigal-Perez, M. F.; Castro-Buitrago, E. (2023) La movilidad humana en los litigios climáticos: aportes de América Latina desde la perspectiva de derechos humanos, Revista Catalana de Dret Ambiental, v. XIV, p. 01 – 32. https://doi.org/10.17345/rcda3558

Stange, G.; Pagogna, R.; Sterley, H.; Sakdapolrak, P.; Borderon, M.; Schraven, B.; Serraglio, D. A. (2023) Impeded Migration as Adaptation: COVID-19 and Its Implications for Translocal Strategies of Environmental Risk Management, Advances in Southeast Asian Studies, v.16, p.157 - 169. https://doi.org/10.14764/10.ASEAS-0093

Oakes, R.; Van der Geest, K.; Schraven, B.; Ayeb-Karlsson, S.; de Sherbinin, A.; Etzold, B.; Groth, J.; Hermanns, K.; Lakeman, S.; Nawrotzki, R.; Rademacher-Schulz, C.; Romankiewic, C.; Serraglio, D. A.; Sterley, H.; Thalheimer, L.; Wiederkehr, C.; Williams, D. (2023) A future agenda for research on climate change and human mobility. International Migration, 61, 116–125. https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.13169

HABITABLE: Linking Climate Change, Habitability and Social Tipping Points: Scenarios for Climate Migration

Brazil East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities (B-EPICC)