Climate change and migrant workers in India: from vulnerability to adaptation

Briefings (non-specific)
, 4 pages
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Published: August 2015
ISBN: 9781784312466
Product code:10747IIED

The impacts of climate change in India are predicted to increase migration from rural villages and hazard-prone regions of the country to its cities. Migrant workers in urban contexts are considered one of the most vulnerable social groups to climate change risks, specifically to livelihood uncertainties such as the loss of livelihood opportunities, resources and assets. Their often low socio-economic status accompanied with their poor adaptive capacity can amplify the health impacts of climate change.