Publications - Loss and Damage

Participatory Research on Climate-induced Migration and Displacement

“Climate change is having devastating impacts on communities’ lives, livelihoods and food security across South Asia. Its consequences are so severe that it is increasingly contributing to migration, and this incidence is likely to escalate much more in the years to come as climate change impacts become more serious.” According to ICMD’s latest […]

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Roadmap to a Framework for the Protection of climate migrants

Climate-related displacement and distress migration are real.The world is a dangerous place at current levels of warming. Cyclones are striking with fiercer intensity, glaciers are melting, and stories of floods and droughts abound. The poor, especially in developing countries, are suffering these impacts and paying a heavy price. Many among them get displaced […]

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Addressing Climate Change Induced Displacement and Migration in Bangladesh

The impacts of climate change are causing a rise in displacement and, migration globally. This has become one of the key development challenges for countries particularly those vulnerable to climate change impacts. A staggering number of people are displaced or forced to migrate for survival due to climatic events such as drought, river […]

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Climate migrants pushed to the brink

The world is facing an unprecedented climate emergency. Climate change is impacting the world’s poor adversely, destroying livelihoods and rendering them homeless. People are being displaced and are being forced to move out of their homes. This is the situation when average temperatures have already increased by 1.1°C in 2019, compared to preindustrial […]

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Invisible women:A gender analysis of climate-induced migration in South Asia

Climate change is disrupting traditional livelihoods, forcing millions of people worldwide to consider alternative options. These disruptions do not affect women and men, boys and girls equally. The options available to people are also not equal. While circular migration — within countries and regions — has long been a practice of livelihood security, […]

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Climate-Induced Migration and Displacement in Bangladesh

Bangladesh has a unique topography. Situated on the Bay of Bengal Bangladesh’s topography and geographical location make it particularly vulnerable to extreme weather events including floods, cyclones and sea level rise. Its vulnerability is caused not only by its biophysical factors , but also its socio-economic factors such as high dependence on agriculture, […]

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Migration in Nepal Through the Lens of Climate Change

Nepali Version It is widely established that unemployment, political dissatisfaction among youth, lack of quality education and better payment in wages abroad are major factors that drive migration in Nepal, however, climate change is insufficiently recognized as one of the push factors driving migration in South Asia although there is evidence that it […]

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Climate Induced Displacement and Migration in India

India is a large country, spread across several climatological and ecological zones, making its population particularly vulnerable to the worst impacts of climate change. 67% of India’s population of 1.3 billion people live in rural areas and depend on climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture, fisheries, and forestry for their livelihoods.

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Costs of Climate Inaction: Displacement and Distress Migration

Climate change has deepened the severity and frequency of climate related hazards, pushing people to migrate at any cost, and subjecting them to the matter of humanitarian crisis. Migration has been a historic important feature of all communities across South Asia, but when migration is forced and migrants are asset less, they are […]

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Climate change drives migration in conflict-ridden Afghanistan

The climate change predictions for Afghanistan reveal an increase in temperature that will dramatically impact the country’s agricultural production, water availability, and food security. Increased temperature, earlier snowmelt, and lower precipitation lead to large population movements, including out-migration and significant internal displacement. Climate-induced migration usually does not get the attention it deserves in […]

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