The Social Impacts Of Climate Change In South Asia

Sujatha Byravan, Sudhir Chella Rajan


This paper focuses on an especially important set of social impacts resulting from climate change in South Asia, namely the displacement of vast numbers of people as a consequence mainly of sea level rise along the coasts and secondarily from drought in rural areas. We examine these impacts through the use of scenarios involving alternative assumptions about whether or not effective policies will be developed in time, given what we know now about the physical changes that are likely to take place.


Journal Article

Thematic Area

Institutions and Society