Tuvalu: Climate change and migration

Autor: Andrea Milan, Robert Oakes, Jillian Campbell

Fecha: Noviembre 2016
Extensión: 78 páginas
Idioma: Inglés

In Tuvalu, environmental conditions triggered 9% of recorded movements in 2005-2015 and the majority of households indicated that they feel that migration would be a necessary strategy if climate change impacts worsen their basic living conditions. Sea-level rise (76% of respondents), saltwater intrusion (74%), drought (72%) and floods (71%) are the most likely environmental factors thought to trigger future migration. While 97% of surveyed households in Tuvalu reported they had been impacted by natural hazards between 2005 and 2015, only 53% of the people perceived they would be able to afford migration in the future.

The report show that many small island inhabitants need support in order to adapt to the changing climate, including help to migrate, and that the Paris Climate Change Agreement represents an important opportunity to access such assistance.