Climate-influenced migration in Bangladesh: the need for a policy realignment

Martin, Maxmillan, Kang, Yi hyun, Billah, Motasim, Siddiqui, Tasneem, Black, Richard and Kniveton, Dominic (2017) Climate-influenced migration in Bangladesh: the need for a policy realignment. Development Policy Review. ISSN 0950-6764 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Recent research into migration in Bangladesh has highlighted that people migrate for better livelihoods, not necessarily in response to climatic stresses and shocks. If facilitated appropriately, internal and international migration can help build adaptive capacity to future environmental and climatic hazards. In this framing, migration happens in the context of a growing city-centred economy that promotes remittances to villages. However, a textual analysis of current and recent policies concerning climate change, development and poverty alleviation, and disaster management shows that the economic and adaptive roles of internal migration are often not included in policy framing. We argue that if migration works as a positive step towards adaptation, then the key challenge is to align the policies with this new understanding.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General) > G0001 Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE170 Environmental policy
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonisation. Emigration and immigration. International migration > JV6001 Emigration and immigration. International migration
Depositing User: Maxmillan Martin
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 10:46
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2017 10:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/69153

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Tender: CDKN - Climate Change related migration in BangladeshG0804DFID-DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTRSAS-0014 USX00