Four things you might not know about environmental migration

All over the globe, people are moving internally within countries, as well as across borders and internationally. Much of this migration is driven by climate change: climate change may directly force movement due to disaster displacement events such as floods and hurricanes. Climate change may also result in longer term effects, such as droughts, sea level rise, environmental degradation. When the environment is unable to sustain livelihoods, people move in search of new opportunities. Migration can be a solution to climate change adaptation.