Climate Change and Migration: Some Lessons from Existing Knowledge of Migration in Southeast Asia

Type

Book section

Author(s)

Hugo, G.

Title

Climate Change and Migration: Some Lessons from Existing Knowledge of Migration in Southeast Asia

Date

2012

Editor(s)

Lorraine Elliott

Book Title

Climate Change, Migration and Human Security in Southeast Asia

Publisher

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Abstract

This chapter summarises some of the major lessons from existing knowledge of migration in the Southeast Asian region which may be of relevance to understanding the potential impact of climate change in the region. It is divided into two sections which align to the two major roles that migration can play in response to climate change—adaptation and
(involuntary) resettlement. The first section considers some dimensions of existing migration patterns in Southeast Asia which are relevant to considering migration as an adaptive response to climate change.
The second focuses on the considerable experience within the Southeast Asian region regarding forced population displacement.

Citation

Hugo, G. (2012). Climate Change and Migration: Some Lessons from Existing Knowledge of Migration in Southeast Asia. Climate Change, Migration and Human Security in Southeast Asia. L. Elliott. Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies: 45-59. URL : http://www.rsis.edu.sg/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Monograph2413.pdf