BICC: Background Paper „Climate Change, Migration and Conflict: Receiving Communities under Pressure?“

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The paper “Climate Change, Migration and Conflict: Receiving Communities under Pressure?” published by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) analyzes the likely intersections between climate change, migration and conflict. The paper identifies some of the most relevant factors that might turn environmentally induced migration into a source of conflict and hold major implications for receiving areas.
The authors appeal to governments and donors to invest in (a) extending the knowledge base, for instance by conducting long-term case studies, and (b) supporting mechanisms for receiving communities in devising migration governance strategies based on this knowledge.

Please find the full pdf-version of the background paper at
http://www.bicc.de/uploads/pdf/publications/other/gmf_climate-change-migration-conflict_07_2010.pdf

Contact:
Susanne Heinke
spokesperson BICC
pr@bicc.de
++49 (0)228 911 96 44

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), within the framework of its Immigration & Integration Program 2009/10, has initiated the formation of a Transatlantic Study Team on Climate-induced Migration to improve networking between policymakers and researchers and the exchange of innovative approaches on the transatlantic level. Under the leadership of the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM, Georgetown University) and the United Nations University (UNU, Bonn), BICC participates in this international initiative.

All papers and additional information on the GMF Transatlantic Study Team are available at:
http://www.gmfus.org/cs/publications/publication_view?publication.id=650