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Escaping, climbing & surviving: Environmental migration and consequences for Bangladeshis

Borgström, Emily LU (2012) UTVK03 20121
Sociology
Abstract
Bangladesh is known to be the country worst hit by environmental changes at the same time as it is a densely populated country in South Asia. Questions of climate change have been debated during the last decades and the voices of the affected have now also been heard. Bangladesh will lose land as the sea level rises and floods occur more often. People have to escape these challenges and move to a new place for what they believe will be a better life. However, is that the case? This Bachelor study explored different consequences a Bangladeshi can come across when escaping environmental changes. This was done through a literature review of three migration patterns in Bangladesh (rural-rural, rural-urban and foreign migration). The purpose of... (More)
Bangladesh is known to be the country worst hit by environmental changes at the same time as it is a densely populated country in South Asia. Questions of climate change have been debated during the last decades and the voices of the affected have now also been heard. Bangladesh will lose land as the sea level rises and floods occur more often. People have to escape these challenges and move to a new place for what they believe will be a better life. However, is that the case? This Bachelor study explored different consequences a Bangladeshi can come across when escaping environmental changes. This was done through a literature review of three migration patterns in Bangladesh (rural-rural, rural-urban and foreign migration). The purpose of this study is to show some of the consequences of environmental migration. The study will show awareness of environmental migration and implications of these problems unless it is planned for. (Less)
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author
Borgström, Emily LU
supervisor
organization
course
UTVK03 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
climate change, migration, Bangladesh, consequences, conflict
language
English
id
2596784
date added to LUP
2012-06-26 10:15:59
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2012-06-26 10:15:59
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  abstract     = {Bangladesh is known to be the country worst hit by environmental changes at the same time as it is a densely populated country in South Asia. Questions of climate change have been debated during the last decades and the voices of the affected have now also been heard. Bangladesh will lose land as the sea level rises and floods occur more often. People have to escape these challenges and move to a new place for what they believe will be a better life. However, is that the case? This Bachelor study explored different consequences a Bangladeshi can come across when escaping environmental changes. This was done through a literature review of three migration patterns in Bangladesh (rural-rural, rural-urban and foreign migration). The purpose of this study is to show some of the consequences of environmental migration. The study will show awareness of environmental migration and implications of these problems unless it is planned for.},
  author       = {Borgström, Emily},
  keyword      = {climate change,migration,Bangladesh,consequences,conflict},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Escaping, climbing & surviving: Environmental migration and consequences for Bangladeshis},
  year         = {2012},
}