Migration, cities and climate change in Latin America

Author: 
Susana B. Adamo
Publisher: 
The Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2013

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In this presentation, Susana B. Adamo discussed the relationship between climate change, cities and migration systems based on two basic points. First, the (1) origin of climate migration as cities are increasingly exposed to the impacts of GEC events, and this can trigger environmental migration from cities to other areas, including secondary migration. Second, the (2) destination of climate migration as cities are currently the most common destinations of migration flows, and climate change outside of cities can exacerbate their influx of migrants.

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