Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific

Author: 
Bart W. Édes, François Gemenne, Jonathan Hill and Diana Reckien
Publisher: 
Asian Development Bank
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2012

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Climate change will increase the frequency of extreme weather events, making more geographic places inhospitable to human habitation and secure livelihoods. This report presents a detailed picture of the potential impacts of climate change on migration in Asia and the Pacific. It draws upon a wealth of research to provide policy makers with informed analysis of an emerging phenomenon requiring urgent attention by governments and the international community. The report also suggests that climate-induced migration should be seen not only as a threat to human well-being but also as a potential tool to promote human adaptation to climate change.

ISBN: 978-92-9092-610-8 (Print) and 978-92-9092-611-5 (Web)

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