The German Marshall Fund Examines Climate-Induced Migration

The German Marshall Fund (GMF) based in Washington, DC launched an initiative last June to examine the link between climate change and migration and address its knowledge gaps. This project is now one of many researching this topic and has gathered leading experts in the field. Its core mission is to bring the topic to the attention of policymakers, stakeholders, and the general public.

I came across this excellent blog post by Jared Banks, a US Foreign Service Officer and a member of the International Migration Office in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. He is part of the GMF

Transatlantic Study Team investigating the impact

of climate change on migration patterns around the world. Recently, he has traveled to Senegal to study first-hand the impacts that the environment has on the vulnerable population.

You can check out his brief blog post here. A final report by GMF, providing a review of findings and recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders will be published in June, 2010.

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