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People on the Move: Strengthening Adaptation Responses to Support Human Movement in a Changing Climate .
Paper | May 31, 2021
The following study contributes to research on climate change's effect on migration for specific demographic groups, and further examines case studies that offer context-specific examples of climate-influenced human movement.
Risks associated with climate variability and change are increasingly recognized as drivers of both internal migration and displacement. This study contributes to the growing field exploring adaptation responses to climate-related human movement by firstly examining the role of climate variability and change and climate-induced hazards as risk multipliers in the context of human movement. The study then suggests practical recommendations for adaptation strategies to support people to remain in their home communities, prepare for and respond to shocks. The paper concludes with four case studies – Bangladesh, Fiji, Kenya and the United States – that offer context-specific examples of climate-influenced human movement, and an overview of lessons learned from the study.