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Why the numbers don’t add up: A review of estimates and predictions of people displaced by environmental changes
Gemenne, François 
2011 • In Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions, 21 (S1), p. 41-49
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Keywords :
Estimates; Predictions; Environmental Migration
Abstract :
[en] Estimates and predictions of people displaced by environmental changes have been highly instrumental in the ever-increasing attention given to environmental migration in the media. Yet no consensual estimate exists, let alone a commonly agreed methodology. As a result, predictions and estimates have become one of the most contentious issues in the debates on environmental migration. This article seeks to review the key estimates and predictions existing in the literature, as well as the methodologies they are built on, and the problems and caveats they are fraught with. The first part reviews the figures related to current estimates of people displaced by environmental changes, while a second part examines the predictions for future displacements. The next section synthesises the key methodological difficulties and a final section suggests some possible avenues for improvement.
Disciplines :
Political science, public administration & international relations
Author, co-author :
Gemenne, François  ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Institut des sciences humaines et sociales > Centre d'études de l'ethnicité et des migrations (CEDEM)
Language :
English
Title :
Why the numbers don’t add up: A review of estimates and predictions of people displaced by environmental changes
Publication date :
2011
Journal title :
Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions
ISSN :
0959-3780
eISSN :
1872-9495
Publisher :
Pergamon Press - An Imprint of Elsevier Science
Volume :
21
Issue :
S1
Pages :
41-49
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi

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