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Migration and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean
Abstract This literature overview aims to review the relationship between climate change and migration, with a special focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. After a brief history of the debate raised by the relationship between the environment and migration, we identify the main environmental consequences of climate change. In particular, we address the aspects related to tropical storms and hurricanes, floods, droughts, rising sea levels, and, melting glaciers. The paper then proceeds mainly by historical analogy: a summary of the past consequences for migration of these environmental degradations allows us to identify the most important migration issues related to climate change.
   
Keywords climig overview latin america
   
Citation Kaenzig, R., & Piguet, E. (2014). Migration and Climate Change in Latin America and the Caribbean. In E. Piguet & F. Laczko (Eds.), People on the Move in a Changing Climate. The Regional Impact of Environmental Change on Migration (pp. 155-176). Netherland: Springer Netherlands.
   
Type Book chapter (English)
Year 2014
Editor Etienne Piguet, Frank Laczko
Book title People on the Move in a Changing Climate. The Regional Impact of Environmental Change on Migration
Publisher Springer Netherlands (Netherland)
Pages 155-176
Series title Global Migration Issues
Related project CliMig