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Migration as adaptation strategy to cope with climate change: A study of farmers’ migration in rural India

In Bihar, India, an evaluation of the role of migration as an adaptation strategy to cope with climate change shows that a climate-induced livelihood risk is the major driver of farmer migration for both seasons: July to October and October to March.

Kumar, J. C., et al. 2018. Migration as adaptation strategy to cope with climate change: A study of farmers’ migration in rural India. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 10(1): 121-141

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJCCSM-03-2017-0059
Journal Article
Year: 2018

The impact of natural disasters on children's education: Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam

Using a Young Lives data set and child fixed‐effects regression, The study finds a differential impact of different types of natural disasters on education and cognitive ability of children aged 12 to 15 years in Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam.

Viet, N. C. and M. P. Nguyet  The impact of natural disasters on children's education: Comparative evidence from Ethiopia, India, Peru, and Vietnam. Review of Development Economics, DOI: doi:10.1111/rode.12406

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12406
Journal Article
Year: 2018

Steering the Poverty-Environment Nexus in Central Asia: A metagovernance analysis of the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI)

Focusing on Tajikistan, through the analysis of Poverty‐Environment Initiative (PEI) programme documents and stakeholders’ interviews, this article probes into the governance and governance co‐ordination (metagovernance) settings for Sustainable Development.

Sarah, C., et al.  2018. Steering the Poverty-Environment Nexus in Central Asia: A metagovernance analysis of the Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI). Development Policy Review 36(4): 409-431

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12237
Journal Article
Year: 2018

Unemployment, rural–urban migration and environmental regulation

When assessing the impact of environmental taxation to developing countries, the paper highlight the importance of modeling the features particular to, and the economic general equilibrium effects in those countries.

Karlygash, K. 2018. Unemployment, rural–urban migration and environmental regulation. Review of Development Economics 22(2): 507-539.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12360
Journal Article
Year: 2018

Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries: Work, Public Policy, and Action

Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries covers a wide range of issues dealing with work and working life. The book demonstrates the gendered distinctions in both experiences of climate change and the ways that public policy deals with it. The book draws on case studies from the UK, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Spain and the US to address key issues such as: how gendered distinctions affect the most vulnerable; paid and unpaid work; and activism on climate change. It is argued that including gender as part of the analysis will lead to more equitable and stronger societies as solutions to climate change advance. (from Phttps://www.routledge.com/Climate-Change-and-Gender-in-Rich-Countries-Wo...)

Marjorie Griffin Cohen (Editor). 2017. Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries: Work, Public Policy, and Action. Routledge, New York, 2017, 322 pp., paper $42.95 (ISBN 978-1138222403).

Book
Year: 2018

Gravity of human impacts mediates coral reef conservation gains

The study found that only marine reserves in areas of low human impact consistently sustained top predators.

Cinner, J. E., et al. 2018. Gravity of human impacts mediates coral reef conservation gains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(27): E6116-E6125.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1708001115
Journal Article
Year: 2018

The Climate and Migration Coalition

The Climate and Migration Coalition is led by Climate Outreach, a charitable company.  The coalition provides a newsletter with well balanced material on issues around climate change and migration. The organization’s goal is to ensure a people centered policy response at the national and international level by:

•    Building support for policies that allow people to strengthen their survival capacity through migration
•    Ensuring adequate assistance and protection for people displaced internally and across borders as a consequence of slow and sudden onset disasters

The Climate and Migration Coalition

Research Program or Institution
Year: 2018

Low-Carbon Gentrification: When Climate Change Encounters Residential Displacement

This article focuses on the emergence of ‘low‐carbon’ gentrification as a distinct urban phenomenon.  It develops a conceptual framework for scrutinizing low‐carbon gentrification, predicated upon insights from literatures on ecological gentrification and displacement.

Stefan, B., et al. Low-Carbon Gentrification: When Climate Change Encounters Residential Displacement. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, DOI:10.1111/1468-2427.12634

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.12634
Journal Article
Year: 2018

Interannual variations in surface urban heat island intensity and associated drivers in China

For the period 2001–2015, the interannual variations in SUHI intensity (SUHII, derived from MODIS land surface temperature (LST) data (8-day composites of twice-daily observations), urban LST minus rural) and their relationships with climate variability and urbanization were analyzed in 31 cities in China.

Yao, R., et al. 2018. Interannual variations in surface urban heat island intensity and associated drivers in China. Journal of Environmental Management 222: 86-94.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.05.024
Journal Article
Year: 2018

Social protection as a strategy to address climate-induced migration

This paper aims to discuss the roles of social protection and identify key characteristics of social protection schemes which could effectively address climate-induced migration and attempts to derive recommendations for policy design.

Susanne, S. and Y. Xiaohua. 2018. Social protection as a strategy to address climate-induced migration. International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management 10(1): 43-64

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJCCSM-01-2017-0019
Journal Article
Year: 2018

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