Environmental change and human mobility

Perspectives from the World Bank

Authored by: Susan F. Martin , Jonas Bergmann , Hanspeter Wyss , Kanta Kumari Rigaud

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Displacement and Migration

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138194465
eBook ISBN: 9781315638843
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Environmental change, mobility and development are closely connected, and are important considerations for the World Bank and its goals of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. In recent years, the World Bank’s Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD) has established a thematic working group on environmental change and migration, displacement and relocation that aims to improve the evidence base for policy making and practice in this critical area. This chapter describes the key issues and areas of engagement on these issues for the working group and the World Bank more broadly.

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