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People on the Move in a Changing Climate

The Regional Impact of Environmental Change on Migration

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  • Compares how each of the major regions of the world is likely to be affected by changes in the environment and migration

  • Provides regional policy perspectives

  • Each chapter is written by leading experts of the region, on the basis of a unified framework

Part of the book series: Global Migration Issues (IOMS, volume 2)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii
  2. Migration and Environmental Change in Asia

    • Graeme Hugo, Douglas K. Bardsley
    Pages 21-48
  3. Environmental Change and Migration Between Europe and Its Neighbours

    • Mark Mulligan, Sophia Burke, Caitlin Douglas
    Pages 49-79
  4. Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, and Migration: Review of the Literature for Five Arab Countries

    • Quentin Wodon, Nicholas Burger, Audra Grant, George Joseph, Andrea Liverani, Olesya Tkacheva
    Pages 111-134
  5. Migration and Environmental Change in North America (USA and Canada)

    • Susana B. Adamo, Alexander M. de Sherbinin
    Pages 135-153
  6. Migration and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean

    • Raoul Kaenzig, Etienne Piguet
    Pages 155-176
  7. Migration and Climate Change in Oceania

    • John Campbell, Richard Bedford, Richard Bedford
    Pages 177-204
  8. The Changing Hindu Kush Himalayas: Environmental Change and Migration

    • Soumyadeep Banerjee, Richard Black, Dominic Kniveton, Michael Kollmair
    Pages 205-227
  9. Regional Policy Perspectives

    • Karoline Popp
    Pages 229-253

About this book

Policymakers around the world are increasingly concerned about the likely impact of climate change and environmental degradation on the movement of people. This book takes a hard look at the existing evidence available to policymakers in different regions of the world. How much do we really know about the impact of environmental change on migration? How will different regions of the world be affected in the future?  Is there evidence to show that migration can help countries adapt to environmental change ? What types of research have been conducted, how reliable is the evidence? These are some of the questions considered in this book, which presents, for the first time, a synthesis of relevant research findings for each major region of the world.

 

Written by regional experts, the book provides a comprehensive overview of the key findings of existing studies on the linkages between environmental change and the movement of people. More and more reports on migration and the environment are being published, but the information is often scattered between countries and within regions, and it is not always clear how much of this information is based on solid research. This book brings this evidence together for the first time, highlighting innovative studies and research gaps.  In doing this, the book seeks to help decision-makers draw lessons from existing studies and to identify priorities for further research.      

Keywords

  • Asia, Sub-Saharah Africa, North America, Latin America, Ocenia
  • Climate change
  • Climate policy and refugee/asylum policy
  • Displacements of populations
  • Effects of changes in environment and migration
  • Environment/migration nexus
  • Environmental issues
  • Extreme weather events
  • IOM
  • IPCC's reports
  • Internal and international migration flows
  • Living in urban areas
  • Migration and environmental change
  • Regional climate change forecast
  • Regional consulvative processes on migration
  • Regional policy perspectives
  • climate change impacts

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“People on the Move in a Changing Climate provides a timely synthesis of this literature, with contributions authored by some of the leading authorities in the field. The volume appears to be primarily intended for policymakers, but it may also constitute a useful assessment of the current knowledge, gaps, and possible future developments for interested researchers and advanced students.” (Benoit Mayer, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (APMJ), Vol. 23 (3), 2014)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Geography, University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

    Etienne Piguet

  • Migration Research Division, International Organization for Migration, Geneva 19, Switzerland

    Frank Laczko

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: People on the Move in a Changing Climate

  • Book Subtitle: The Regional Impact of Environmental Change on Migration

  • Editors: Etienne Piguet, Frank Laczko

  • Series Title: Global Migration Issues

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6985-4

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. 2014

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-6984-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-017-7932-6

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-6985-4

  • Series ISSN: 2213-2511

  • Series E-ISSN: 2213-252X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VII, 253

  • Number of Illustrations: 29 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Migration, Climate Sciences, Environmental Sciences

Buying options

eBook
USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-6985-4
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)