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Groundswell Africa : A Deep Dive on Internal Climate Migration in Tanzania (English)

Between its natural wealth with diverse cultures, increasingly rapid urbanization, and some of the world’s most impressive wildlife, Tanzania strikes visitors as a country of diversity and dynamism. At the same time, the country is facing challenges from climate change that will put its people, policymakers, and ecosystems to a test. Migration has long been a strategy of Tanzanians to deal with adverse climatic conditions, but as this report illustrates, climate change will put further pressure on people to leave their homes and look for new opportunities elsewhere within the country’s borders. This study shows that Tanzania could see as many as 16.6 million internal climate migrants by 2050. Immediate, rapid and aggressive action on the cutting down emissions as a global community, and pursuing inclusive resilient development at the national level could bring down this scale of climate migration, on average, by about 27 percent.


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    Rigaud,Kanta K., Sherbinin, Alex de, Jones,Bryan R, Arora,Anmol, Adamo, Susana

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    Groundswell Africa : A Deep Dive on Internal Climate Migration in Tanzania

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    Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development; societal adaptation to climate change; uncertainty in climate projections; adverse impacts of climate change; impact of climate change; Management of Natural Resources; greenhouse gas emission reduction; Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; climate-related risks; global average temperature increase; consequence of climate change; social and economic transformation; cubic meters per second; induced migration; sea level rise; climate impact; increase in population; greenhouse gas concentration; Natural Resource Management; change in population; process of adjustment; extreme weather event; skill and jobs; flora and fauna; movement of people; social support system; bureau of statistic; loss of asset; average sea level; growth and development; degree of influence; disaster risk management; capacity for adaptation; Internally Displaced Person; million people; loss of life; early warning system; place of residence; risk management strategy; information and communication; Resettlement Policy Framework; average daily temperature; sustainable development goals; sea surface temperature; probability density function; Environmental Risk Management; resettlement action plan; climate change resilience; extreme precipitation events; overseas development institute; Disaster Risk Reduction; geographic information system; degraded lands; climate change research; number of males; reduction of poverty; natural resource use; conversion of forest; East African Community; nationally determine contribution; movement of refugees; Resettlement action plans; across national border; Population and Development; spatial population distribution; Social Safety Nets; movement of worker; climate change impact; engine of growth; land and water; future climate change; agriculture and livestock; natural resource base; existing legal framework; stages of migration; migrant; climate factors; water availability; storm surge; internal migration; adverse consequence; ghg emissions; Population Projection; primary productivity



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Rigaud,Kanta K. Sherbinin, Alex de Jones,Bryan R Arora,Anmol Adamo, Susana

Groundswell Africa : A Deep Dive on Internal Climate Migration in Tanzania (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.