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Climate change and forced migration : observations, projections and implications

Author: Oli Brown; International Institute for Sustainable Development.; United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report Office.
Publisher: [Winnipeg, Man.] : International Institute for Sustainable Development, 2007
Series: Human development report, 2007/2008.; Human Development Report Office occasional paper.
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The paper investigates the differing projections for forced migration over the next 50 years, discusses the problem of prediction and analyzes the development implications of large-scale migration. The paper sets out three broad scenarios, based on differing emissions forecasts, for what we might expect. These range from the best case scenario where serious emissions reductions happen and a "Marshall Plan" for  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oli Brown; International Institute for Sustainable Development.; United Nations Development Programme. Human Development Report Office.
OCLC Number: 246920772
Description: 1 online resource (34 p.)
Series Title: Human development report, 2007/2008.; Human Development Report Office occasional paper.
Other Titles: Fighting climate change :
Responsibility: Oli Brown.
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The paper investigates the differing projections for forced migration over the next 50 years, discusses the problem of prediction and analyzes the development implications of large-scale migration. The paper sets out three broad scenarios, based on differing emissions forecasts, for what we might expect. These range from the best case scenario where serious emissions reductions happen and a "Marshall Plan" for adaptation is put in place, to the "business as usual" scenario, where the large-scale migration foreseen by the most gloomy analysts comes true, or is exceeded.

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