Journal article

A review of estimating population exposure to sea-level rise and the relevance for migration

Celia McMichael, Shouro Dasgupta, Sonja Ayeb-Karlsson, Ilan Kelman

ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH LETTERS | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

This review analyses global or near-global estimates of population exposure to sea-level rise (SLR) and related hazards, followed by critically examining subsequent estimates of population migration due to this exposure. Our review identified 33 publications that provide global or near-global estimates of population exposure to SLR and associated hazards. They fall into three main categories of exposure, based on definitions in the publications: (i) the population impacted by specified levels of SLR; (ii) the number of people living in floodplains that are subject to coastal flood events with a specific return period; and (iii) the population living in low-elevation coastal zones. Twenty of ..

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Awarded by Wellcome Trust


Funding Acknowledgements

This paper was completed as part of the Lancet Countdown project (Tracking the connections between public health and climate change) at http://www.lancetcountdown.org which is supported by an unrestricted grant from the Wellcome Trust (200890/Z/16/Z).