Human mobility is the umbrella term to describe changes of
residence, and encompasses migration, displacement and
(planned) relocations. More intense and/or frequent extreme
weather events and gradual changes in the climate and
environment are already affecting many people and their
livelihoods. Migration and displacement are multi-causal,
complex phenomena that need to be addressed and
understood within the wider context of increasing human
mobility. In the future, the adverse effects of climate change
will continue to have significant impacts on human mobility
and be major influencing factors in people’s decisions to
leave their homes. Existing migration patterns, in particular
movements within state boarders and regions, are most likely
to intensify.

Publication Year
2 018
Resource Type
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH