Facing the Challenge of Environmental Migration in Asia and the Pacific

Publication | September 2011

This policy brief explains how the adoption of timely policies and programs can convert environmental migration from a threat into an opportunity to promote improved livelihoods and sustainable development.

An ADB project that is developing policy and financing responses to environmental migration has determined that climate change will increase forced migration due to environmental disruptions in Asia and the Pacific. However, the adoption of timely policies and programs can convert such migration from a threat into an opportunity to promote improved livelihoods and sustainable development. The project emphasizes the importance of boosting the capacity and resilience of vulnerable communities.