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.