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Groundswell : Preparing for Internal Climate Migration

"Internal climate migration will likely rise through 2050 and then accelerate unless there are significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and robust development action"

The Groundswell : Preparing for Internal Climate Migration report focuses on three regions—Sub-Saharan Afri...view more

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An Overview: In the worst-case or “pessimistic” scenario, the number of internal climate migrants could reach more than 143 million (around 86 million in SubSaharan Africa, 40 million in South Asia, and 17 million in Latin America) by 2050 

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Policy Note #1: Internal climate migration will increase in Sub-Saharan Africa due to lower water availability and crop productivity alongside rising sea level and storm surges

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Policy Note #2: The high dependency on rainfed agriculture makes the population of South Asia particularly sensitive to climate variability and change.

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Policy Note #3:  Latin America has generally stronger economies, higher adaptive capacity, and financial resources to target the most vulnerable areas and groups