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Bolivian Andes : from climate change to human displacements ?
Abstract This research explores the impact of climate change on population migration in the mountainous regions of Bolivia. Migration, considered here as an “ex-situ” adaptation strategy, can be chosen to cope with the worsening environmental conditions. In this case-study based research, some preliminary results are presented in order to better understand the weight of perceived climate change impacts on migration decisions. Additionally, some issues related to glacial retreat, especially the visual dimension, are stressed.
   
Keywords Bolivia, Andes, Migration, Climate Change, Glaciers, Perception
   
Citation Kaenzig, R. (2011, 22 November). Bolivian Andes : from climate change to human displacements ?. Paper presented at Managing Alpine Future II, Innsbruck, Austria.
   
Type Conference paper (English)
Name of conference Managing Alpine Future II (Innsbruck, Austria)
Date of conference 22-11-2011
Publisher Eds. Borsdorf, A., Stötter J. and Veuillet, E. Austrian Academy of Science.
Pages 47-57
URL http://hw.oeaw.ac.at/7153-9
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