Climate change may force over 200 million people to leave their homes and establish places of migratory crisis over the next three decades unless urgent action is taken to reduce global emissions and close the development gap, according to a World Bank report.

“reaffirm the potency of climate to induce migration within countries,”Viviane Wei Chen Clement

The results “reaffirm the potency of climate to induce migration within countries,” Viviane Wei Chen, a senior climate expert at the World Bank and one of the report’s authors, said.

In the worst case, Sub-Saharan Africa, the region most vulnerable to desertification, fragile coastlines, and population dependence on agriculture, will absorb the most migrants, with as many as 86 million migrants relocated from within national borders.

In the low-carbon case and inclusive sustainable development, 44 million people worldwide could still be forced to leave their homes.

The measures recommended included “net-zero emissions by mid-century to have a chance at limiting global warming to 1.5°C” and investments in development that is “green, resilient, and inclusive, in line with the Paris Agreement.”

“Globally we know that three out of four people that move stay within countries,”Kanta Kumari Rigaud

“Globally we know that three out of four people that move stay within countries,” said Dr Kanta Kumari Rigaud, senior World Bank environmental adviser and the report collaborator.

Developing country

A developing country is a country with a less developed industrial base and a low Human Development Index relative to other countries. However, this definition is not universally agreed upon. (wikipedia)

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New Development Bank

The New Development Bank , formerly referred to as the BRICS Development Bank, is a multilateral development bank established by the BRICS states . According to the Agreement on the NDB, (wikipedia)

World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to developing countries. (wikipedia)

Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement , often referred to as the Paris Accords or the Paris Climate Accords, is an international treaty on climate change, adopted in 2015. It covers climate change mitigation, (wikipedia)

Effects of climate change

The effects of climate change span the physical environment, ecosystems and human societies. They also include the economic and social changes which stem from living in a warmer world. (wikipedia)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change established an international environmental treaty to combat “dangerous human interference with the climate system”, (wikipedia)

West Bank

The West Bank is a landlocked territory near the Mediterranean coast of Western Asia, bordered by Jordan and the Dead Sea to the east and by Israel to the south, west and north. (wikipedia)

Aalst, North Brabant

Aalst is a village located 6 km south of Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on the Tongelreep stream and the road to Valkenswaard. It was an independent municipality until 1923, (wikipedia)

Climate change in New Zealand

Climate change in New Zealand is changes in the climate of New Zealand in relation to global climate change. In 2014, New Zealand contributed 0.17% to the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions. (wikipedia)

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