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Climate change and migration

Climate change and migration

Global warming is going to be one of the greatest political, economic and social challenges for the coming years. Experts all around the world are meanwhile discussing the possible effects of climate change on global migration processes. This policy brief introduces to those areas where climate change is most likely to cause migration. The causality relationship between environmental factors and new migratory movements as well as the legal position of the persons concerned is discussed. (Published 12/2009)