A World Bank report released Monday (13/9) suggested that climate change could force 216 million people in the six regions to migrate within the country in the next 30 years.
The “Groundswell Part 2” report examines how climate change is a powerful driver of migration within a country due to its impact on people’s livelihoods due to drought, rising sea levels, crop failure and other climate-related conditions.
The first Groundswell climate report was published in 2018 and details projections and analyzes for three world regions: sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America. “Groundswell 2” conducted similar studies in East Asia and the Pacific, North Africa, and eastern Europe and Central Asia.
The two studies describe different scenarios to explore possible future impacts and identify migration points in each region. The point in question is an area that is likely to be left behind and which will be visited.
To slow down the drivers of climate migration and avoid a worst-case scenario, the report recommends a range of steps that world leaders can take, including reducing global emissions in line with the goals set out in the 2015 Paris climate agreement. drivers of internal climate migration, in order to develop appropriate policies. [vm/lt]