Migratory Flows in Bangladesh in the Age of Climate Change: Sensitivity, Patterns and Challengers

Towheed Islam, Tasneem Siddiqui

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    Abstract

    Migration has all along been an important feature of people's life and livelihood in Bangladesh (Siddiqui, 2003). Recent empirical studies demonstrate that climatic changes are affecting the agro-based livelihoods of the rural population in Bangladesh and thus influencing their migration behaviour (Mallick and Etzold, 2015). Migration, in this context, may take a myriad of forms-ranging from displacement to permanent family migration to temporary labour migration both within and beyond the national border. Accordingly, the implications of different forms of migration for the people's survival and adaptations to the changing climate also vary. This chapter therefore highlights how different forms of contemporary migration flows in Bangladesh are being influenced by climate change and how relevant policies should be (re)framed to better manage such diverse flows.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-65
    JournalPanorama
    Volume01/2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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