Journal article

Health and migration in the context of a changing climate: a systematic literature assessment

Patricia Nayna Schwerdtle, Celia McMichael, Isabel Mank, Rainer Sauerborn, Ina Danquah, Kathryn J Bowen

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background. Climate change and climate variability interact with political, economic, social, demographic, and other environmental drivers to change the scale and patterns of human migration5. In the context of accelerating climate change and breaches to other planetary boundaries, there is an urgent need to better understand how migrant health can be protected and promoted in the context of a changing climate to manage safe and orderly migration6. While research has focused on the separate dyads of (i) climate change and migration and (ii) climate change and health, limited consideration has been given to the nexus between climate change, migration, and health. This assessment synthesizes r..

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