10 Feb 2017
Migration, Environment and Climate Change: Policy Brief Series Issue 1 | Vol. 3 | February 2017
Mongolia’s harsh climate and the dependence of the nation’s rural population on animal husbandry make it vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Mongolia is already experiencing dramatic rural-to-urban migration as a result of multiple factors, including declining livelihood opportunities in rural areas, a phenomenon exacerbated by environmental changes and natural disasters such as drought and dzud. Ongoing climate change is expected to present a growing challenge to the traditional pastoral way of life of many in Mongolia and likely to continue to impact human mobility.
- Natural disasters, climate change and migration in Mongolia
- Migration decisions of pastoral nomads
- Policy challenges
- Policy analysis
- Conclusions and recommendations