The bank’s report says that climate change has a negative impact on people’s ability to earn a living.
The World Bank predicts that climate change could force 216 million people in six regions of the world to migrate within their countries in the next 30 years.
At the same time, “hot spots” will arise in the next nine years if urgent measures are not taken.
The report, Groundswell Part 2, examines how climate change is becoming a powerful factor of migration within the country, affecting the ability of people to earn a living due to droughts, sea-level rise, crop failures, and other climatic changes conditions.
The first part of the report was published in 2018 and contained detailed forecasts and analysis of the situation in three regions of the world: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.
The second part contains similar studies on East Asia and the Pacific region, North Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
Studies show that by 2050, up to 86 million internal “climate” migrants may appear in sub – Saharan Africa, 49 million in East Asia and the Pacific, 40 million in South Asia, 19 million in North Africa, 17 million in Latin America, 5 million in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.