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Mapping the Effects of Climate Change on Human Migration and Displacement

shelterThis report explores how environmental shocks and stresses, especially those related to climate change, can push people to leave their homes in search of "greener pastures" ... or just to survive.

The report helps policymakers and development actors better understand the linkages between environmental change, displacement and migration so they can make informed decisions.

The maps are available for reproduction. If reproduced, credit: 'Maps provided courtesy of CARE International and CIESIN at the Earth Institute of Columbia University.'

Shelter Map - Cameria - Large / Small

Shelter Map - Ganges - Large / Small

Shelter Map - Himalaya - Large / Small

Shelter Map - Mekong - Large / Small

Shelter Map - Nile - Large / Small

Shelter Map - Sahel - Large / Small

The new report is based in part on empirical evidence from a recently completed research project supported by the European Commission: Environmental Change and Forced Migration Scenarios (EACH-FOR, Contract Number 044468,

Citation: Warner, K., Ehrhart, C., de Sherbinin, A., Adamo, S.B., Onn, T.C. (2009) "In search of Shelter: Mapping the effects of climate change on human migration and displacement." A policy paper prepared for the 2009 Climate Negotiations. Bonn, Germany: United Nations University, CARE, and CIESIN-Columbia University and in close collaboration with the European Commission "Environmental Change and Forced Migration Scenarios Project", the UNHCR, and the World Bank.