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Asia-Pacific At Risk From Climate Migration: Report

March 10, 2011 • Climate Change & Mitigation, Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Jenny Goldie for this article.  See http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/61122

Asia-Pacific At Risk From Climate Migration: Report

Date: 08-Feb-11
Country: SINGAPORE
Author: David Fogarty

Governments in the Asia-Pacific region face the risk of unprecedented numbers of people displaced by floods, storms and other impacts of climate change, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said in a report on Monday.

The bank and climate scientists said the region, home to 4 billion people, will be among the regions most affected by the impacts of climate change, leading to major migration both within and between nations, stretching resources.

The draft report, “Migration due to climate change demands attention” also said no international mechanism has been created to manage millions of people on the move.

“Protection and assistance schemes remain inadequate, poorly coordinated, and scattered. National governments and the international community must urgently address this issue in a proactive manner,” it said.

Failure to do so risked costly humanitarian disasters, the report concluded.

To read the full report, please click here: http://planetark.org/enviro-news/item/61122


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