Climate Change and Migration - living on the go
Bangladesh – too often at the mercy of extreme weather. Densely populated and low lying, it's one of the 10 countries most vulnerable to the impacts of a changing global climate - cyclones, floods, erosion and drought are destroying the livelihoods for millions, forcing them to move. So how can millions of Bangladeshi's protect their families - and their incomes?
A joint team of researchers from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and University of Sussex, the UK are looking at the impact of climate change on migration - their research could help provide the answer and shape better public policy.
Living on the Go, a film based on the research, follows communities in the Gabura, Satkhira region who were affected by cyclone aila in 2009. To cope with the after effects, some of them migrated inlands, in search of livelihood.
The film, commissioned by Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) has been produced by Television Trust for the Environment.
CDKN. Climate Change and Migration - living on the go. (2014) [19 min. 19 sec.]