External Publications
Date: 8/9/2017

Climate-induced International Migration and Conflicts


Cristina Cattaneo (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei); Valentina Bosetti (Department of Economics - Bocconi University, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, CMCC)

Published in: CESifo Economic Studies, Volume 63, Issue 4, 500–528


Population movements will help people cope with the impacts of climate change. However, large-scale displacements may also produce security risks for receiving areas. If climate change intensifies the process of out-migration, destination countries may face waves of migrants so large and fast that integration becomes increasingly hard. The objective of this article is to empirically estimate if the inflows of climate-induced migrants increase the risk of conflicts in receiving areas. Using data from 1960 to 2000, we show that climate-induced migrants are not an additional determinant of civil conflicts and civil wars in receiving areas.

Climate-induced International Migration and Conflicts

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