Key Messages

The first two articles of our ‘Under the Weather, On the Move’ blog series talked about the various considerations in conceptualising climate migration, and why migration is usually not the first adaptation strategy when facing a combination of climatic and non-climatic risks. We also discussed that when migration occurs, the outcomes are highly context specific and incredibly diverse for different individuals.

In this final article of the series, we focus on the challenges in understanding these pluralities of climate migration, and the implications they have for policy formulation. India’s socio-cultural diversity and variable vulnerability to climate change make the challenges even more daunting, especially in terms of tackling the issue at a macro level.