Research priorities for climate mobility

Simpson, Nicholas P., Mach, Katharine J., Tebboth, Mark G. L. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1193-8080, Gilmore, Elisabeth A., Siders, A. R., Holden, Petra, Anderson, Brilé, Singh, Chandni, Sabour, Salma, Stringer, Lindsay C., Sterly, Harald, Williams, Portia Adade, Meyer, Andreas L. S., Cundill, Georgina, Rosengaertner, Sarah, Nunow, Abdimajid, Amakrane, Kamal and Trisos, Christopher H. (2024) Research priorities for climate mobility. One Earth. ISSN 2590-3322

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Abstract

The escalating impacts of climate change on the movement and immobility of people, coupled with false but influential narratives of mobility, highlight an urgent need for nuanced and synthetic research around climate mobility. Synthesis of evidence and gaps across the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report highlight a need to clarify the understanding of what conditions make human mobility an effective adaptation option and its nuanced outcomes, including simultaneous losses, damages, and benefits. Priorities include integration of adaptation and development planning; involuntary immobility and vulnerability; gender; data for cities; risk from responses and maladaptation; public understanding of climate risk; transboundary, compound, and cascading risks; nature-based approaches; and planned retreat, relocation, and heritage. Cutting across these priorities, research modalities need to better position climate mobility as type of mobility, as process, and as praxis. Policies and practices need to reflect the diverse needs, priorities, and experiences of climate mobility, emphasizing capability, choice, and freedom of movement.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: Funding for this work was supported by the Global Centre for Climate Mobility ; the South African Research Foundation (grants 136169 and 150906 ); the UK Government’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office ; and the International Development Research Centre , Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (grants 109419-001 and 109223-003 ). Figures reproduced and adapted for this article from the IPCC 6th Assessment Report have not been subject to formal IPCC review processes and have not been endorsed by the IPCC.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adaptation,climate literacy,climate mobility,displacement,heritage,immobility,migration,nature-based approaches,planned retreat,relocation,environmental science(all),earth and planetary sciences (miscellaneous),sdg 13 - climate action ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300
Faculty \ School: University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Migration Research Network
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Global Environmental Justice
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Water Security Research Centre
University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2024 13:30
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2024 15:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/94656
DOI: 10.1016/j.oneear.2024.02.002

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