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Climate Change and Migration in Coastal Areas in South Asia

  • Md Rezwan SiddiquiEmail author
  • Md Anwar Hossain
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71063-1_101-1

Definitions

Climate Change and Migration

Confusion and contention has surrounded the debate about defining the terms that describe migration caused by climate change. The reason might be attributed to global politics, because it is impossible to address this issue without political considerations; to intellectual conflict, that is, whether the discourse takes place within natural, social, or political science; or to the scarcity of significant empirical evidence (Piguet et al. 2011; McCarthy et al. 2001). Therefore, the two most relevant and widely cited institutions – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – have used the term “environmental migration” to describe migration that has been triggered either directly or indirectly by climate change and label it as one of the subsets of human mobility behavior. The IPCC (2018) identifies migration as environmental “where environmental risks or changes plays a significant...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social RelationsEast West UniversityDhakaBangladesh
  2. 2.Department of Geography and EnvironmentUniversity of DhakaDhakaBangladesh

Section editors and affiliations

  • S. Jeff Birchall
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Urban and Regional Planning, Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada