Climate migration: unravelling the nexus between climate change and migration with an intersectional focus
The impacts of climate drivers on mobility are therefore highly context-specific and often intersect with other economic, political, social, cultural, and demographic factors. Also, climate change impacts exacerbate pre-existing socio-economic vulnerabilities and everyday risks. Therefore, decisions to migrate (or not to) and the specific migratory outcomes that may emerge are dependent on how these complex interactions occur in a given context. As climate change impacts are not uniform across all populations, the specific outcomes may vary for different individuals even within the same household. Vulnerabilities and risks, both environmental and nonenvironmental, are closely linked to experiences of identity. Against this backdrop, this report explores the nexus between climate change and migration with an intersectional lens. The objective is to reconceptualise climate migration with its pluralities, identify key components, and map these complex phenomena.