Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Climate Migrants and Urban Adaptation in India and China

This report deals with the implications of climate change for cities. Specifically, climate change is expected to increase stressors and shocks on the environment that will increase migration. The implication for cities is significant. The report notes how cities in India and China will face growing demand on infrastructure and social services with new migrants. At the same time, neither these cities nor the migrants themselves identify climate migrants as separate group from economic migrants. This makes it even more important for good analysis to understand how an invisible population is reshaping cities.

Policy Brief.

Additional Info

  • Volume or issue no.: Workshop in International Public Affairs, PA 860, taught by Don Moynihan, Spring 2016
  • Author(s): Kaubin Wosti Neupane, Lara Rubinyi, Thirunavukkarasu Sivappha, Yimin Wang
  • Client Name: University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index