Climate Induced Migration: Lessons from Bangladesh

By Reazul Ahsan, Jon Kellett and Sadasivam Karuppannan.

Published by The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

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Over the past decade human understanding of the potential variety and range of climate change impacts has expanded. For example, besides physical and environmental impacts it is clear that climate change is a driver of social change. This is particularly apparent through the creation of a new social community of “climate migrants”. In 1995 there were about 25 million environmental refugees around the world but this number is anticipated to rise to 200 million by 2050, many of them as a result of climate change. One of the countries most severely affected by climate induced migration is Bangladesh. This paper analyses how consideration of this growing body of climate migrants fits with traditional migration theory. Using a case study approach drawing on empirical research amongst migrants in Bangladesh, it examines the drivers of migration, the impacts on individual and family livelihoods of the explosion of climate migrants and the subsequent effects on urbanisation of major cities in Bangladesh.

Keywords: Climate Change, Climate Migrants, Social Change, Livelihoods And Urbanization

International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, Volume 5, Issue 2, pp.1-15. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 930.870KB).

Dr. Reazul Ahsan

PhD Research Fellow, Barbara Hardy Institute , School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Completed his PhD in urban and regional planning under the School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.

Prof. Jon Kellett

Professor, School of Architecture and Built Environment, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Dr. Sadasivam Karuppannan

Lecturer, Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment , School of Natural and Built Environments, Barbara Hardy Institute, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Lecturer of Urban and Regional Planning and Program Director, Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia.

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