Making migration decisions amid climate change

Author : Maxmillan Martin, Tasneem Siddiqui, Dominic Kniveton | 2012
Published By: Centre and Development Knowledge Network

The climate in Bangladesh is changing, its impacts are palpable. People are adapting to these changes creatively by sending family members to cities and other villages to earn a better living. So says a joint qualitative study by the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) at the University of Sussex and the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) at the University of Dhaka.The study is funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). The research covers 14 villages across three districts in Bangladesh – Chapai Nawabganj, Satkhira and Munshiganj – affected by drought, flooding and cyclones. It probes what goes on inside people’s minds when they change their livelihoods. It is based on emerging theories of climate adaptation and social psychology that try to make sense of how people make decisions to move out or stay put in the face of changes in their environment and climate.

URL : http://cdkn.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/PB-1-max-24102013.pdf

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