More people displaced due to climate change than violence in 2018

February 10, 2020 | Business Today

Back in 1990, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) had noted that the single greatest impact of climate change will be on human migration. In 2018, of the new 28 million internally displaced people in 148 countries, 61 per cent were due to disasters. In comparison, 39 per cent were displaced due to conflict and violence. Experts believe that by 2050, more than 200 million people will be forced to flee their homes.

These statistics feature in a series of articles on migration in the latest State of India's Environment report released at the 2020 Anil Agarwal Dialogue at CSE's campus in Alwar. With increasing intensity and frequency, natural disasters now affect..
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