Understanding Climate-Induced Migration: Bangladesh a Place to Explore the Reality

Type

Journal article

Author

Ahsan, Reazul
Afrin, Sadia

Title

Understanding Climate-Induced Migration: Bangladesh a Place to Explore the Reality

Year

2019

Journal

Journal of Asian and African Studies

Vol (No), pp

54(5), 702-715

Abstract

Climate change has introduced a new social group called ‘‘Climate migrants’.’ In 1995, approximately 25 million people worldwide were considered to be environment or climate refugees, it is anticipated that this number will have increased to 200 million by 2050. Bangladesh is one of the countries highly exposed to extreme ‘‘climate’’ and an appropriate place to study climate-induced migration. With an empirical field research through stratified sampling techniques amongst migrants, this article examines the drivers of migration, impacts on individual and family livelihoods of the explosion of climate migrants to analyse how consideration of this growing body of climate migrants fits with traditional migration theory.

Citation

Ahsan, R., & Afrin, S. (2019). Understanding Climate-Induced Migration: Bangladesh a Place to Explore the Reality. Journal of Asian and African Studies54(5), 702–715. https://doi.org/10.1177/0021909619839420

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