The Truth About Migration and Adaptation
26 Oct 2018

Mountain ecosystems are highly fragile and the livelihoods of mountain people and those of downstream communities are extremely vulnerable to various changes, including global environmental changes.

Migration has traditionally offered people the opportunity to escape socioeconomic and other pressures in their areas of origin and to diversify livelihoods and cope with risks.

Despite a growing consensus that migration itself serves as an adaptation strategy, it is still perceived as a challenge to development and the policy narrative focuses on reducing migration.