Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Environmental Change and Migration: What We Know

Environmental change is likely to affect global migration flows in a number of ways, including by making areas uninhabitable in the short and long term, reducing livelihoods, and increasing the likelihood of conflict as competition for scarce resources rises. For individuals already in a vulnerable situation due to economic or other reasons, migration may be the only viable adaptation strategy to a changing environment. In a new policy brief, Environmental Change and Migration: What We Know, author Susan Martin examines displacement as a result of environmental change and offers recommendations for policymakers in countries that may experience the brunt of such change as well as those that expect to receive climate migrants from other countries in the future.  See Download Migration-EnvironmentalChange

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