Migration, Risk Management and Climate Change: Evidence and Policy Responses

  • Andrea Milan
  • Benjamin Schraven
  • Koko Warner
  • Noemi Cascone

Part of the Global Migration Issues book series (IOMS, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mountain Areas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Soumyadeep Banerjee, Muhammad Zubair Anwar, Giovanna Gioli, Suman Bisht, Saleem Abid, Nusrat Habib et al.
      Pages 3-23
    3. Soumyadeep Banerjee, Bandita Sijapati, Meena Poudel, Suman Bisht, Dominic Kniveton
      Pages 25-41
    4. Noemi Cascone, Ana Elisa Peña del Valle Isla, Andrea Milan
      Pages 63-83
  3. Low-Lying Areas

  4. Small Islands

  5. Policy

About this book


​This edited volume explores the circumstances under which vulnerable communities can better adapt to climate and environmental change, and focuses in particular on the centrality of migration as a resilience and adaptation strategy for communities at risk. The book features important case studies where migration is being used as a risk management strategy in the Pacific, Sub-Sahara Africa, Latin America, and Europe. Its comparative analysis reveals common patterns in enhancing local resilience through migration across diverse regional, socio-economic, cultural, and political contexts. This book is a contribution to the global discussion about the future of migration policy, especially as climate and environmental change is expected to grow as one of the most pressing challenges of our time.


Climate Change Human Migration Human national and international security Human welfare and development Living and Working conditions Risk management

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Milan
    • 1
  • Benjamin Schraven
    • 2
  • Koko Warner
    • 3
  • Noemi Cascone
    • 4
  1. 1.Inst for Environm & Human SecurityUnited Nations UniversityBonnGermany
  2. 2.German Development InstituteBonnGermany
  3. 3.Inst for Environment & Human SecurityUnited Nations UniversityBonnGermany
  4. 4.Inst for Environmental & Human SecurityUnited Nations University Inst for Environmental & Human SecurityBonnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42920-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42922-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-2511
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-252X
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