DECCMA ideas & goals

DECCMA’s aims are:

  • To evaluate the effectiveness of adaptation options in deltas
  • To assess migration as an adaptation in deltaic environments under a changing climate
  • To deliver policy support to create the conditions for sustainable gender-sensitive adaptation

DECCMA’s objectives are:

  • To understand the governance mechanisms that promote or hinder migration of men and women in deltas
  • To identify climate change impact hotspots in deltas where vulnerability will grow and adaptation will be needed
  • To understand the conditions that promote migration and its outcomes, as well as gender-specific adaptation options for trapped populations, via surveys
  • To understand how climate-change-driven global and national macro-economic processes impact on migration of men and women in deltas
  • To produce an integrated systems-based bio-physical and socio-economic model to investigate potential future gendered migration under climate change
  • To conceptualise and evaluate migration within a wide suite of potential adaptation options at both the household and delta level
  • To identify feasible and desirable adaptation options and support implementation of stakeholder led gender-sensitive adaptation policy choices

DECCMA research will inform the following questions:

  • What is the current migration trend in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna, Volta and Mahanadi deltas?
  • What are the drivers of migration in these deltas today?
  • How might these drivers change in the future?
  • What are the current and potential adaptation options, including the role of migration?
  • Which adaptation options (planned and autonomous) are successful today and could be in the future?
  • What are the impacts of other adaptation options on migration?