Paper: Climate-Related Displacement in South Asia

Susan Chaplin, a senior research officer at the School of Public Health at La Trobe University, wrote a working paper on climate-related displacement in South Asia.

Her paper first provides an overview of the predicted ‘hot spots’ and key issues, along with a brief discussion of climate-induced displacement terminology. The second part examines the relevant existing social science literature on environmental degradation, natural disasters and displacement, and on

what triggers migration as an adaptation strategy for individuals, households, and communities. The third part highlights the gaps in social science research and provides a focus for the research that will be needed if we are to build up a comprehensive understanding of which populations may be displaced due to the impact of climatic changes.

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