Human migration in the era of climate change

Cattaneo, Cristina / Michel Beine / Christiane J. Fröhlich / Dominic Kniveton / Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso / Marina Mastrorillo / Katrin Millock / Etienne Piguet / Benjamin Schraven
External Publications (2019)

in: Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 25 June 2019 (Online)

DOI: 10.1093/reep/rez008
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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.

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