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:
- What are the climate change-related problems that threaten the existence of some regions in the world?
- What are the challenges faced by climate refugees/environmental migrants?
- 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|
|Developed by||Author: Poppy McPherson for The Guardian|
|Hosted at||The Guardian|