As part of the Pacific Climate Change and Migration project, UNU-EHS has undertaken one of the first survey ever conducted on climate change and migration in the Pacific Island States. The extensive survey included interviews with nearly 7,000 individuals representing 850 households in Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu.
More than 70 per cent of households in Kiribati and Tuvalu and 35 per cent of households in Nauru reported family members would migrate if climate stressors, such as droughts, sea-level rise or floods worsened. However, only about a quarter of households have the financial means to support migration, leaving many households “trapped” in worsening environmental conditions.
Read a summary of all key findings in the pacific-fact-sheet