The Impact of Climate Change: Migration and Cities in South America

Author: 
Elizabeth Warn, Susana B. Adamo
Publisher: 
World Meteorological Organization
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2014

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Cities – particularly megacities – are becoming focal points for climate change impacts. Rapid urbanization, accelerating demand for housing, resource supplies and social and health services, place pressure on already stretched physical, social and regulatory infrastructure, heightening risks and vulnerability. In South America, internal migration flows – as well as immigration – are mostly to cities.

Bulletin Vol. 63 (2) - 2014

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