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 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 the Tool

Tool Name Dhaka: the city where climate refugees are already a reality
Discipline Social Sciences, Humanities, Environmental Sciences, Geography
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change and Human Migration, Climate Refugees, Climate Justice, Environmental Migrants, Urban Planning and Development
Climate Topic Climate Refugees; Climate Justice; Policies, Politics, and Environmental Governance
Type of Tool Reading
Grade Level High school, Undergraduate
Location Bangladesh
Language English
Translation
Developed by Author: Poppy McPherson for The Guardian
Hosted at The Guardian
Link https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/dec/01/dhaka-city-climate-refugees-reality

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