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South Asia is particularly prone to climate disasters and has some of the highest levels of climate-fuelled displacement

Costs of climate inaction: displacement and distress migration


Political failure to limit global warming to below 2°C, as per the Paris agreement goal, is already driving 18 million climate migrants from their homes in 2020. New analysis, released today, estimates climate migration will treble in South Asia alone, a region badly affected by climate disasters including floods, droughts, typhoons and cyclones. 

The report, 'Costs of climate inaction: displacement and distress migration’ assesses climate-fuelled displacement and migration across five South Asian countries, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka and calculates a devastating likelihood of more than 60 million people being homeless and displaced by 2050 in South Asia alone.