Where people live and move in deltas

Ricardo Safra de Campos, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, W. Neil Adger, Colette Mortreux, Sugata Hazra, Tasneem Siddiqui, Shouvik Das, D. Yaw Atiglo, Mohammad Rashed Alam Bhuiyan, Mahmudol Hasan Rocky, Mumuni Abu

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Deltas exemplify trends of great acceleration in the Anthropocene, including the shape of demographic and mobility transitions. The human core of the Anthropocene involves three principal phenomena: Increased human health evident at the population scale; movement of people to urban settlements; and growth in aggregate populations. Based on this research, it is argued that continued evolution is central for successful pathways towards a sustainable Anthropocene. Human settlement, movement and migration as a response to accelerating economic and environmental challenges are considered. There is evidence that environmental change is an important driver of where people live and move within deltas. Consequently, governments have much agency in the allocation of resources towards responses to current and future challenges and will therefore have a strong influence on future sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDeltas in the Anthropocene
EditorsRobert J. Nicholl, W. Neil Adger, Craig W. Hutton, Susan E. Hanson
Place of PublicationCham Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)9783030235178
ISBN (Print)9783030235161
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

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