|Category||Sustainable Development Terms|
|Last Edit By||FIDIC|
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|Last Edit Date||2018-06-29|
Environmental migration means :
Human migration involves movement over a significant distance and duration. Environmental migration refers to human migration where environmental risks or environmental change plays a significant role in influencing the migration decision and destination. Migration may involve distinct categories such as direct, involuntary, and temporary displacement due to weather-related disasters; voluntary relocation as settlements and economies become less viable; or planned resettlement encouraged by government actions or incentives. All migration decisions are multi-causal, and hence it is not meaningful to describe any migrant flow as being solely for environmental reasons.
IPCC, WGIIAR5 - Annex II FINAL Glossary