Human migration in the era of climate change

Cattaneo, Cristina, Beine, Michel, Fro¨hlich, Christiane J, Kniveton, Dominic, Martinez-Zarzoso, Inmaculada, Mastroillo, Marina, Millock, Katrin, Piguet, Etienne and Schraven, Benjamin (2019) Human migration in the era of climate change. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 13 (2). pp. 189-206. ISSN 1750-6816

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Migration is one response to climatic stress and shocks. In this article we review the recent literature across various disciplines on the effects of climate change on migration. We explore key features of the relationship between climate change and migration, distinguishing between fast-onset and slow-onset climatic events and examining the causes of heterogeneity in migratory responses to climate events. We also seek to shed light on the interactions between different types of adaptations to climate events as well as the mechanisms underlying the relationship between climate change and migration. Based on our review of the existing literature, we identify gaps in the literature and present some general policy recommendations and priorities for research on climate-induced migration.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Geography
Depositing User: Dominic Kniveton
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2019 11:17
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2019 13:30

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