Migration, Risk Management and Climate Change: Evidence and Policy Responses

Author: 
Andrea Milan, Benjamin Schraven, Koko Warner, Noemi Cascone
Publisher: 
Springer International Publishing
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Purchase
Language of Publication: 
English
Country: 
Switzerland
Year of Publication: 
2016

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This edited volume explores the circumstances under which vulnerable communities can better adapt to climate and environmental change, and focuses in particular on the centrality of migration as a resilience and adaptation strategy for communities at risk. The book features important case studies where migration is being used as a risk management strategy in the Pacific, Sub-Sahara Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Its comparative analysis reveals common patterns in enhancing local resilience through migration across diverse regional, socio-economic, cultural, and political contexts. This book is a contribution to the global discussion about the future of migration policy, especially as climate and environmental change is expected to grow as one of the most pressing challenges of our time.