The impact of climate change and disasters on human mobility is one of the most pressing humanitarian and development challenges of the 21st century. Between 2008 and 2018, an average of 24 million people were forced from their homes by disasters each year - three times the number of people displaced by conflict and violence.
disaster risk reduction
In 2015, alone, climate-related disasters displaced 14.7 million people, a new report from CARE Danmark shows. Unless governments take strong preventive action and invest in adaptation, climate change-related phenomena could push the total number of permanently displaced as high as 250 million people, between now and 2050.
Identifying Emerging Issues in Disaster Risk Reduction, Migration, Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Shaping Debates and Policies
Author:Herausgeber: Sudmeier-Rieux, K., Fernández, M., Penna, I.,Jaboyedoff, M., Gaillard, J. (Eds.)