Aotearoa Migration Research Network Seminar Series 2021

Date Tuesday 14 September 2021
Time 11am - 12pm
Where Zoom ( )
Presenter Rajan Ghosh (PhD candidate, University of Otago)
Contact Jessica Terruhn
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Exploring the Social Impacts of Climate-induced Migration in Host Communities

Climate change impacts and human migration are two sides of a coin. The extent of migration from the Pacific to New Zealand due to worsening climatic conditions is likely to increase over the coming decades and may have a range of potential impacts on the receiving communities. Therefore, we aim to investigate the social impacts of climate-induced migration in New Zealand, utilizing South Dunedin (an inner-city suburb of Dunedin) as a case study setting. We employed interviews with different stakeholders to explore the views of the host community regarding the social impacts of climate migration in South Dunedin. In this seminar, the presenter will share their findings on how climate-induced migration may impact the social structure of receiving communities in New Zealand, in terms of population dynamics, community resources, housing, health, employment, social security, and cultural diversity.

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