How the IPCC view migration: An assessment of migration in the IPCC AR5 WGII Report - TransRe Fact Sheet

Author: 
Kayly Ober and Simon Alexander Peth
Publisher: 
TransRe
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Country: 
Tuvalu
Year of Publication: 
2014

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The first TransRe Fact Sheet provides an in-depth analysis on how the IPCC AR5 Working Group II views migration. "The report gives a thorough, balanced, and nuanced picture of the impacts of climate change on human social dimensions. However, its view on migration is a bit more varied," writes author Kayly Ober.
She finds that there are three different groups of thought that come up throughout the report. These include viewing migration as: 1) negative/maladaptive; 2) adaptation; and 3) a possible research subject for the future.
The next fact sheet will be on climate change impacts in Thailand and will be released in early 2015.
About the fact sheet series:
Our fact sheet series aims to foster dialogue between scientists, practitioners, and the public. It focuses thematically on the complex relationship between migration, environmental change, and adaptation. It aims to disseminate scientific results, news, and other interesting information in a brief and accessible way.

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