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Creating a political and social climate for climate change adaptation – AMENDMENT #3 (CPSCCCA3)

Climate change impacts will be unavoidable in the coming decades leading to increased frequency and severity of floods, drought and extreme weather events particularly in the developing world. According to the recent IPCC report 2022 on climate adaptation; hundreds of millions of people in developing countries will have their lives and livelihoods affected by climate change. As the more exposed areas of the world become increasingly uncongenial, this will lead to substantial climate induced displacement of people in the developing countries. The detrimental impacts of climate change in poor and fragile states, particularly in terms of livelihoods, forced migration and conflict, are highlighted in the Norglobal call. It is likely that displacement will predominantly be internal to countries, or regional to neighbouring ones, but international migratory pressures will also increase. For affected countries and communities, this creates challenges in accommodating the displaced, and in avoiding social tension and conflicts that may arise. Large-scale internal migration as a result of climate change will put pressure on migrant destination locations in terms of scarce natural, human, and infrastructural resources. As climate change increases the frequency and severity of floods, drought and extreme weather events in coming decades, there can be little doubt that those hardest hits will be populations of developing countries. Therefore, Bangladesh and Ethiopia are focal cases in this study as populous and nations with high climatic risks

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