Assessing the Evidence: Climate Change and Migration in the United Republic of Tanzania

 
08/31/2021 – Temperature rise, changes in the rainy seasons, extreme weather events: climate impacts pose risks to people in East Africa, especially to those living in rural areas and are heavily dependent on small-scale agriculture. A new report, a joint effort between the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), looks into possible linkages between climate impacts and migration in Tanzania and offers lenses across East Africa. It is accompanied by a Summary Brief in Swahili to broaden accessibility of climate information at the local level. In today’s event, PIK scientist Julia Blocher presented key findings of the report, followed by a virtual panel discussion.
Assessing the Evidence: Climate Change and Migration in the United Republic of Tanzania
Unidentified African women walking with water containers on their heads in a village near the city of Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania. © Shutterstock 2017/Rashad MAMMADOV

The report has been written by a team of natural and social scientists under the umbrella of the East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities (EPICC) project, including a former Tanzanian guest researcher. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, Director Emeritus at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), describes the report as a “comprehensive and up-to-date account of current knowledge of critical climate change impacts in the United Republic of Tanzania, as well as their links to human mobility trends. It aims to initiate and assist evidence-based policy dialogues on understanding, addressing and managing the current migration mosaic and its likely evolution in a rapidly changing environment.”

Read the full article on PIK-News page.

EPICC Output:

V Migration

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Julia M. Blocher

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juliablocher[at]gmail.com

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