Unsettling Settlements – Cities, Migrants, Climate Change

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Kira Vinke

Rural-Urban Climate Migration as Effective Adaptation?

ISBN 978-3-643-91130-8
Band-Nr. 18
Jahr 2019
Seiten 342
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Droughts, sea-level rise, crop failures – against the
background of dramatic challenges in a changing climate Kira
Vinke examines the effectiveness of migration as one
probable form of adaptation. Her research concludes that
only preventative migration can be labeled as adaptation to
the threatening changes and that frequently migration falls
short of maintaining or improving people’s standard of
living after relocation. Often, it merely ensures survival.
Vinke’s illuminating study which led her to Bangladesh and
the Central Pacific appeals to policy makers to responsibly
manage preventative outmigration if there is no option to
protect exposed regions as human habitats.

Kira Vinke works at the Potsdam Institute
for Climate Impact Research.