The Climate Change – Migration – Urbanisation Nexus: Workshop Report
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The concept of the ‘Climate Change – Migration – Urbanisation’ nexus emerged from the recognition that climate change, migration, and urbanisation are closely and intimately linked together, and can potentially become sources of vulnerability. Addressing this ‘Climate Change – Migration – Urbanisation’ (CCMU) Nexus requires consideration of social, political, and economic driving forces, including rural-to-urban migration, reshaping of urban space, changing livelihoods, and wealth inequalities. Against this background, a one-day workshop was organised with a group of international experts from various organisations, including IIED, University of Sussex, ISET and the Institute of Development Studies. Held at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on 5 November 2012, the workshop was aimed at providing the first element of a more ambitious project. The goal of that project is to establish a substantial research programme bringing together partners from the global North and South to tackle some of the fundamental issues in this CCMU nexus.