Climate change could force millions to migrate within countries by 2050, warns World Bank

Unless urgent climate and development action is taken globally and nationally, just over 143-million people could be forced to move within their own countries to escape the slow-onset impacts of climate change by 2050, a new World Bank report ‘Groundswell – Preparing for Internal Climate Migration’ finds. World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva on Monday stated that climate change is becoming a more urgent economic, social and existential threat to countries and their people and the worsening impacts of this can be seen in three densely populated regions in the world – sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America.