Migration As An Adaptation Strategy

Migration can represent a transformational adaptation to environmental change, and in many cases will be an extremely effective way to build long-term resilience.  International policy should aim to ensure that migration occurs in a way which maximises benefits to the individual and both source and destination communities.” (Foresight Report, 2011)

Planned migration to a new, safer location could be one among a wide variety of options a community, household or individual may take into account when discussing how to adapt to climate change impacts.  In the case of the Kuna of Panama,  several communities in the San Blas Archipelago have already decided their migration to mainland.

More on the subject in the section Climate Change and Migration.

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