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Internal Climate Migration in South Asia

Published By : Groundswell, World Bank group | Publish Date : 01 Apr, 2018

Climate migration in South Asia can have substantial development implications, and the stakes are high. Achieving a resilient society—where people can either adapt in place and thrive or migrate with dignity toward areas of higher opportunity—is an important part of meeting national development goals. Internal climate migration may be a reality but it doesn’t have to be a crisis. Concerted action on climate change mitigation and adaptation, together with inclusive development policies and embedding climate migration into policy and planning, could help to substantially reduce the number of internal climate migrants by 2050. Policy decisions made today will shape the extent to which the effects of climate change will be positive for migrants and their families. Inaction would mean missing a window of opportunity to reconfigure where, when, and how climate-resilient investments are made in support of robust economies. [Groundswell Policy note 2].

Link : https://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/GroundswellPN2-1.pdf

Document : 20180418123944.pdf

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