Journal article

Resettlement and climate change vulnerability: Evidence from rural China

Sarah Rogers, Tao Xue

Global Environmental Change | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2015


The literature on migration and climate change has become increasingly attuned to the role of climatic factors in already complex migration dynamics, and amid different kinds of mobility. However, to date little evidence has been provided of the relationship between resettlement and climate change, including the degree to which resettlement may shape the vulnerability of households or communities. In this article we ask: is there any evidence that resettlement may be a driver of vulnerability and if so, what factors make resettled households more vulnerable when compared to non-resettled households? These questions are considered with reference to new evidence drawn from a livelihoods-based ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors gratefully acknowledge the participants of this study in Ji County for their patience, insight and hospitality. Thanks to Professor Michael Webber for comments on an early draft and to two anonymous reviewers for their detailed and constructive feedback. This research was supported by a NCCARF SEI-network Adaptation Leadership Award and a University of Melbourne Overseas Research Experience Scholarship.