Climate Change and Migrations

Carlo Carraro
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
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In the coming decades, climate change will expose hundreds of millions of people to its impacts. As shown by the latest research (see the summary in the second volume of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change (AR5)), some parts of the world will be more vulnerable than others to these impacts. Aside from the increase in average temperature and changes in precipitation, many areas will have to deal with extreme weather conditions such as heatwaves, droughts and floods, increasingly becoming the norm. This, in turn, leads to serious implications for water supplies, crops, health, and economic growth. Some areas will be relatively less exposed to these pressures due to their geographic location or ability to respond and adapt better. Given that climate change is and will continue to impact regions in different ways, the migration of individuals and communities from the areas most exposed to climate change impacts needs to be considered.

In 2011 FEEM launched an open-access, online e-journal, the Review of Environment, Energy and Economics - Re3, a new tool for the dissemination of the work and research-based policy analysis of FEEM researchers and leading international scholars, covering the areas of the environment, energy and economics.

Review of Environment, Energy and Economics - Re3
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)