200 Million Migrants by 2050 – Climate Change and Forced Migration


Kosha Doshi*


Published on February 6, 2022 | Manuscript Number: 2022/LWLR/06030 | Page Numbers: 30-44

Abstract: Media coverage of people suffocating in smuggler trucks; children being washed up on the Turkish beach shore; the Asian Tsunami of 2004, towns in Alaska in imminent danger due to melting tundra and rising sea levels; makes one question the forced migration people face across the globe due to climate change. From time immemorial, one has encountered instances of animals migrating during particular seasons, whereby the instances were restricted to polar bears, birds, and fishes. But with changing times and need, an intrinsic trend of forced migration of people has been seen as a global political issue. The United Nations Human Development Report, 2008 declared climate change as the human development issue of the current and upcoming generation. Environmental migration in simple terms implies human mobility with its reason rooted in environmental factors.

Keywords: Migration, IPCC, Climate Change.

*Symbiosis Law School, Pune

Cite as: Kosha Doshi, 200 Million Migrants by 2050 – Climate Change and Forced Migration (2022) 1(3) LKO. L. REV. 30