38 / 2013
Jurij Kočar

Climate Migration in the Shyamnagar Sub-district in Bangladesh


The article focuses on migration caused by climate change. It contains the results of a survey conducted in the Shyamnagar Sub-district in Bangladesh among the people of the villages, who are the most vulnerable to climate change. The selected region is under the threat of numerous environmental problems that force people to migrate. The key question is what role climate change plays in this issue. Except in the case of natural disasters, it is only marginal, because economic migration factors normally predominate over environmental ones. The probability of an exodus of climate migrants from Bangladesh is currently negligible.

KEY WORDS: geography, migration, climate change, cyclone, Bangladesh