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CARE International (CI)
Columbia University in the City of New York
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
World Bank, the (WB)
This report explores how environmental shocks and stresses, especially those related to climate change, can push people to leave their homes in search of “greener pastures” … or just to survive. In order to make informed decisions, policymakers and development actors need a better understanding of the linkages between environmental change, displacement and migration. This report contains empirical evidence from a first-time, multi-continent survey of environmental change and migration original maps illustrating how, and where, the impacts of climate change may prompt significant displacement and migration together with policy recommendations.