Governing Environmentally-Related Migration: Mobility, Rights, and the Causality Problem (Chapter 13)

B. Mayer, I.J.C. Boas, J. Ewing, A. Baillat, U. Kumar

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In Bangladesh, the climate change discourse is in full swing. The nation might even be considered as one of the most prominent ‘test cases’ for climate change adaptation. Science has an important role to play in this process. Innumerous scholars are contributing vividly to an enhanced understanding of the environmental, social, economic and political changes taking place in Bangladesh. State-of-the-art academic knowledge does, however, often not reach the public in Bangladesh. There is a gap between the acquisition of academic knowledge, the communication of its key findings and the mode of sharing this knowledge. Our book now brings together national and international scholars who discuss environmental changes, people’s ways of adaptation and migration patterns in Bangladesh. It aims at reaching policy makers, scientists and the public. It presents empirical evidence of climatic changes and natural hazards and how they relate to people’s livelihoods, social vulnerability, food security, and human mobility. The book also addresses the inherent politics of environmental change, adaptation and migration in Bangladesh. The contributions in this book thereby provide a concise overview in the field of ‘environmentally-induced migration’ in Bangladesh. Decision-makers, students, teachers, and researchers working in this field can learn from the conceptual approaches, methodological explanations, empirical findings and the critical discussions that are presented in each chapter. The contributions also derive policy recommendations from their data and key arguments. There is a brief summary for policy-makers for each chapter. For the Bangladeshi audience, this summary is also provided in Bangla. The publication has been supported by the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigration and Adaptation. Evidence and Politics of Climate Change in Bangladesh.
EditorsB. Mallick, B. Etzold
Place of PublicationDhaka, Bangladesh
PublisherAH Development Publishing House (AHDPH)
Number of pages313
ISBN (Print)9789849103790
Publication statusPublished - 2015


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