Migration and global environmental change: future challenges and opportunities

Migration and global environmental change: future challenges and opportunities

This new report focuses on how human population movements across the world could be affected by global environmental changes between now and 2060.

This report considers migration in the context of environmental change over the next 50 years. The scope of this report is international: it examines global migration trends, but also internal migration trends particularly within low-income countries, which are often more important in this context. The aim of this report has been to use the best available science and other evidence to: develop a vision for how human population movements across the world could be affected by global environmental changes between now and 2060; with a focus on the diverse challenges and opportunities for migrants and populations in originating and receiving regions; identify and consider the decisions and choices that policy makers need to take today so that new policies are resilient to the wide range of future uncertainties.

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