Climate change has become widely accepted as a challenge that humans will face in the not-too-distant future. Mountainecosystems and their inhabitants are among the most vulnerable to climate change. This paper seeks to explain migrationdrivers in specific mountain regions in the context of climate change based on ForesightÃ¢Â€Â™s conceptual framework. A climatechange sensitive field named Shangnan County in southern Shaanxi Province is chosen as the case study area to investigatelocal migration drivers. A series of qualitative research methods is employed in the case study including participantobservation, semi-structured interviews, and focus group discussions. The evidence of survey suggests that migrationdecisions are not only shaped by macro factors in aspects of environmental, economics, demographic, social, politics andpsychological, but also influenced by placed-related barriers and facilitating mechanisms and personal characteristics.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|