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Groundswell Part II: Acting on Internal Climate Migration – Policy Notes

"With collective action on climate and development, internal climate migration could be reduced by as much as 80%."

Climate change is increasingly driving migration and could lead 216 million people around the world to move within their countries by 2050. People will migrate because of water scarcity, declining crop productivity, and sea... view more

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An Overview: Internal climate migration is set to accelerate to 2050 across six regions, hitting the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest and threatening development gains.

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Policy Note #4: In North Africa alone, “internal climate migrants” could number as many as 19.3 million, representing 9.0 percent of the subregion’s total projected population.

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Policy Note #5In the Pacific, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are leading proactive policies for environmental and climate-related mobility.

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Policy Note #6: Eastern Europe and Central Asia will be impacted by climate change—but is projected to have lower numbers of internal climate migrants as compared to other regions.