Facing the Challenge of Environmental Migration in Asia and the Pacific

Policy Brief / Strategy Brief

Facing the Challenge of Environmental Migration in Asia and the Pacific

PUBLISHED DATE

February 2012

RESOURCE

This policy brief from the Asian Development Bankexplains how the adoption of timely policies andprograms can convert environmental migrationfrom a threat into an opportunity to promoteimproved livelihoods and sustainable development.An ADB project that is developing policy andfinancing responses to environmental migration hasdetermined that climate change will increase forcedmigration due to environmental disruptions in Asiaand the Pacific and emphasizes the importance ofboosting the capacity and resilience of vulnerablecommunities.