Report: Climate-Induced Migration A Growing Humanitarian Threat

(AlertNet) March 13, 2012- Disaster-prone Asia Pacific will see a surge in climate-induced migration this century and governments need to start planning to avoid humanitarian crises caused by millions of people fleeing their homes, a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warned Tuesday. Migration linked to climate change, a phenomenon that will “only […]

Event: Climate-Induced Migration & Policy Responses to Climate-Induced Migration in Asia and the Pacific

Researchers’ Workshop on Climate-Induced Migration & Policy Responses to Climate-Induced Migration in Asia and the Pacific: Regional Conference Manila, Philippines, 14 – 16 September 2011 Asia and the Pacific will be amongst the global regions most affected by the impacts of climate change. Countries of the region are particularly vulnerable because of a high degree […]

Field Bulletin: Longer-Term Disaster Displaced: A Forgotten Group

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator’s Office of Nepal released a field bulletin about the long-term disaster displacement in the country. Almost all districts across the Far West face losses of lives and proper ty every year due to natural disasters. However, the impact can last well beyond the immediate event. Humanitarian actors have […]

Special Issue: Environmentally-Induced Migration in the Context of Social Vulnerability

Thanks to Forced Migration Current Awareness we learned of a special issue of International Migration that focuses on environmentally-induced migration. Contents include the following: A Decision Framework for Environmentally Induced Migration Multidimensional Re-creation of cialis sale Vulnerabilities and Potential for Resilience in International Migration The Thin Line Between Choice and Flight: Environment and Migration in Rural […]

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 […]

Spotlight: Environmental Migration in Ecuador and Indonesia

Clark L. Gray, a geographer and postdoctoral researcher at Duke University, has been adding to the sorely needed field of evidence-based research on environment and migration, with emphases on Ecuador and Indonesia, since 2008. His dissertation, “Out-Migration and Rural Livelihoods in the Southern Ecuadorian Andes,” a winner of the Nystrom Dissertation Award, was the first […]