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Can environmental migrations be measured?


  • Jacques Véron


  • Valérie Golaz



Though environmental migration is an issue of growing importance, it is often difficult to determine whether environmental change is the main factor involved. Climate change is likely to result in more frequent and severe “natural” disasters, but mobility is only one possible response; others involve adapting the exposed territories to new constraints. If mobility is to become a strategy for anticipating and responding to the effects of natural disasters, it is crucial to understand the mechanisms at play when populations move.

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  • Jacques Véron & Valérie Golaz, 2015. "Can environmental migrations be measured?," Population and Societies 522, Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED).
  • Handle: RePEc:idg:posoce:522

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