Global Migration Issues

People on the Move in a Changing Climate

The Regional Impact of Environmental Change on Migration

Editors: Piguet, Etienne, Laczko, Frank (Eds.)

  • 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
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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.

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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)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Regional Perspectives on Migration, the Environment and Climate Change

    Laczko, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Migration and Environmental Change in Asia

    Hugo, Graeme (et al.)

    Pages 21-48

  • Environmental Change and Migration Between Europe and Its Neighbours

    Mulligan, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 49-79

  • Environmental Change and Human Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Morrissey, James

    Pages 81-109

  • Climate Change, Extreme Weather Events, and Migration: Review of the Literature for Five Arab Countries

    Wodon, Quentin (et al.)

    Pages 111-134

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6984-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 6, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7932-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

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
Series Volume
2
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6985-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6985-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6984-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7932-6
Series ISSN
2213-2511
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 253
Number of Illustrations and Tables
29 b/w illustrations
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