Migration, environment and climate change: Impacts

Author: 
Alex Flavell, Susanne Melde, Andrea Milan
Publisher: 
Umweltbundesamt
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Year of Publication: 
2020

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With the advance of climate change and environmental changes threatening livelihoods, their impacts on migration and displacement are receiving increasing attention in research, politics, and civil society. The issue is complex and multi-dimensional, with environmental changes affecting human mobility in diverse ways. The three reports in this series thus evaluate the evidence base for policymaking, and provide entry points for responses in the field of climate change adaptation.

This second report focuses on the impacts of migration, environment and climate change, and explores four of the main ways in which environmental change and migration are linked to date. The analysis also includes consideration of how these impact types might develop in the future.