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Marshallese Migration: The Role of Climate Change and Ecosystem Services - Case Study Report

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Kees Van Der Geest, Maxine Burkett, Juno Fitzpatrick, and Mark Stege, 2019, Marshallese Migration: The Role of Climate Change and Ecosystem Services - Case Study Report: The Marshall Islands Climate and Migration Project (MICMP).

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This study aims to clarify the extent to which Marshallese people are already migrating because of climate change, and the role affected ecosystem services play in their migration decisions. The research also aims to better understand the effects of this migration on migrants themselves, among communities in the RMI (in the capital of Majuro, and on Mejit and Maleolap), and in destination states (Hawai‘i, Oregon, and Washington). Finally, the research provides an analysis of shared views found within Marshallese perceptions on these subjects, which allows for a more fulsome assessment of the current state of well-being for Marshallese migrants, contributes to a more informed discussion regarding whether migration is a successful adaptation [...]

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  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Pacific Islands CASC

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