Reports

Addressing climate change and migration in Asia and the Pacific

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Publication year:

2012

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English

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Format:

pdf (2.7 MiB)

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Publisher:

ADB, The Asian Development Bank

Climate change will increase the frequency of extreme weather events, making more geographic places inhospitable to human habitation and secure livelihoods. This report presents a detailed picture of the potential impacts of climate change on migration in Asia and the Pacific. It draws upon a wealth of research to provide policy makers with informed analysis of an emerging phenomenon requiring urgent attention by governments and the international community. The report also suggests that climate-induced migration should be seen not only as a threat to human well-being but also as a potential tool to promote human adaptation to climate change.

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