Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Assessing the Evidence



Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Assessing the Evidence
International Organization For Migration (December 15, 2009) | ISBN: 9290684542 | 448 pages | File type: PDF | 1 mb

Gradual and sudden environmental changes are resulting in substantial human movement and displacement, and the scale of such flows, both internal and cross-border, is expected to rise with unprecedented impacts on lives and livelihoods. Despite the potential challenge, there has been a lack of strategic thinking about this policy area partly due to a lack of data and empirical research on this topic. Adequately planning for and managing environmentally-induced migration will be critical for human security.

The papers in this volume were first presented at the Research Workshop on Migration and the Environment: Developing a Global Research Agenda held in Munich, Germany in April 2008. One of the key objectives on the Munich workshop was to address the need for more sound empirical research and identify priority areas of research for policy makers in the field of migration and the environment.

Table of Contents : Foreword by William Lacy Swing* Chapter I: Introduction and Overview: Enhancing the knowledge base* Chapter II: Challenges and approaches to measuring the migration-environment nexus* Chapter III: Collecting data on the migration-environment nexus* Chapter IV: Researching environmental change and migration: evaluation of EACH-FOR methodology and application in 23 case studies worldwide* Chapter V: Migration and natural disasters* Chapter VI: Migration and slow-onset disasters: desertification and drought* Chapter VII: Managing environmentally induced migration* Chapter VIII: The role of legal and normative frameworks for the protection of environmentally displaced people*

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)

IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As an intergovernmental body, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration, advance understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration and uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

Our publications focus on topics such as:

International Migration Law (IML)
Migration and Labour
Migration and Development
Migration and Environment
Migration Policy Trafficking in human beings
Migration and Health

IOMs flagship publication is its World Migration Report which provides policy makers and the general public with updated and authoritative information on international migration trends; identifies major policy issues as they arise; and discusses available policy options.


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