Exploring the climate change and migration nexus in Southeast Asia

19 February 2024

Over the past few decades, the migration of people across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States and other regions has expanded – aided by progress in transportation, communication, social networking, and technology.  

Environmental factors including climate change is one many complex drivers of migration and displacement in the Southeast Asian region. The ASEAN Member States include countries most at risk from climate change, climate change-related extreme weather events, and other slow-onset climatic changes. 

Migration is strongly shaped by economic, social, political, and demographic factors. As climate change increases and interacts with other factors, developing ways to support the safe migration of people within their countries, cross-border, and beyond the region will be a crucial part of addressing climate change in the ASEAN community.

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