Most cross-border migrants stay within their region

In 2016 alone, over 24 million people were displaced by unexpected climate-related disasters. It is commonly understood that there is a correlation between climate change and human mobility, however, the lack of evidence-based findings has hindered necessary changes to being made in this regard. It is extremely difficult to track migration caused by climate change; there are numerous other factors that could also contribute to migration, and some may even be in combination with climate change.

Credit: Originally published in Climate Change, Migration and Displacement: The need for a risk-informed and coherent approach, published by ODI, Overseas Development Institute, UNDP, United Nations Development Programme, 2017 (CC BY-NC 4.0)

Curated by Lea Rekow for BifrostOnline