In many of Southeast Asia’s cities, critical infrastructure development is concentrated in affluent areas; and poor communities, lacking access to basic services, often resort to alternatives that may be unsafe or more expensive.
The Environment, Conflict and Cooperation (ECC) team talked to Janani Vivekananda from the peacebuilding organisation International Alert about climate change and community resilience in South Asia.
To use the military parlance, climate change is often considered a “threat multiplier,” challenging stability and development around the world by exacerbating underlying conditions of vulnerability.
A total of 9.6m people may migrate across the country due to adverse impacts of climate changes in the next forty years, predicts a recent study jointly conducted by Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) of Dhaka University and Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) of Sussex
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Climate Change and Migration in Southeast Asia: Responding to a New Human Security Challenge. Asia Security Initiative Policy Series No. 20. Singapore: RSIS Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies.
Climate Change, Migration, and Conflict in South Asia. Rising Tensions and Policy Options across the Subcontinent. Center for American Progress and Heinrich Böll Stiftung.
07 Nov 2011, BANGKOK – When flood waters threatened to engulf *Tun Win's home close to the Thai capital Bangkok, he decided it was time to escape and avoid the worst flooding the country has seen in half a century.