Climate-Induced International Migration and Conflicts

41 Pages Posted: 25 Oct 2016

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Cristina Cattaneo

CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Valentina Bosetti

Bocconi University; CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change

Date Written: October 25, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Cattaneo, Cristina and Bosetti, Valentina, Climate-Induced International Migration and Conflicts (October 25, 2016). FEEM Working Paper No. 63.2016; CMCC Research Paper No. 284. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2858811 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2858811

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