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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/247748
Comparing climate change perceptions and meteorological data in rural West Africa to improve the understanding of household decisions to migrate
English
de Longueville, Florence []
Ozer, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) > DER Sc. et gest. de l'environnement (Arlon Campus Environ.) >]
Gemenne, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de géographie > Service de géographie rurale (LAPLEC) >]
Henry, Sabine []
Mertz, Ole []
Nielsen, Jonas Ø. []
2020
Climatic Change
Springer
160
123-141
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0165-0009
1573-1480
Dordrecht
Netherlands
[en] Climate change ; Migration ; Perception ; Adaptation ; Burkina Faso
[en] Largely dependent on rain-fed agriculture, the West African populations could be severely impacted by climate change and variability. In this paper, we performed a literature review relating to perceptions of climate change and variability in West Africa, followed by an in-depth comparison between perceptions by rural dwellers of Burkina Faso and trends in meteorological data to discuss the importance of perceptions vis-à-vis climate trends in migration decision. Results showed that respondents perceived increasing temperature and worsening rainfall conditions over 1988–2007 matching with findings of previous studies but inconsistent with the trends observed in rainfall data. Given that climate change is recognized as a key driver of mobility on the one hand and the fact that climate change perceptions influence decision to migrate on the otheAdaptation . Burkina Faso . r hand, our results suggest to jointly include perceptions and climate data in future research on environmental migration in order to improve the understanding of household’s decision in response to climate change.
Researchers ; Professionals
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/247748
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-020-02704-7
FP7 ; 603864 - HELIX - High-End cLimate Impacts and eXtremes

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