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Climate Change - Related Human Migration in Bangladesh


A reading to learn about climate change-related human migration and the term “climate refugees” through an example in Bangladesh.

Students will read about an actual example of the climate-refugee crisis–the large-scale migration of residents from different parts of Bangladesh to the capital, Dhaka. Students will also discuss the challenges faced by cities such as Dhaka in supporting such a large number of incoming environmental migrants

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What are the climate change-related problems that threaten the existence of some regions in the world?
  2. What are the challenges faced by climate refugees/environmental migrants?
  3. What are the measures/policies that governments can adopt to tackle the challenges of climate-related human migration?
About Tool
Tool Name Dhaka: the city where climate refugees are already a reality
Discipline Social Sciences, Humanities, Environmental Sciences, Geography
Topic(s) in Discipline Human Migration, Climate Refugees, Climate Justice, Environmental Migration, Environmental Justice, Urban Planning and Development 
Climate Topic Policy, Politics, and Environmental Governance; Climate and Society
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Asia, Bangladesh
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Author: Poppy McPherson for The Guardian
Hosted at The Guardian
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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