Climate-Induced International Migration and Conflicts
41 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2016
Date Written: October 25, 2016
Population movements will help people facing the impact of climate change. However, the resulting large scale displacements may also produce security risks for receiving areas. The objective of this paper is to empirically estimate if the inflows of climate-induced migrants increase the risk of conflicts in receiving areas. Using data from 1960 to 2000, we show that climate-induced migrants are not an additional determinant of civil conflicts and civil wars in receiving areas.
Keywords: Conflict, Global Warming, Emigration
JEL Classification: Q54, F22, Q34, H56
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