Presenters: Landy Sanchez Peña (Center for Demographic, Urban, and Environmental Studies, El Colegio de Mexico) and Susana Adamo (CIESIN, The Earth Institute at Columbia University)
This presentation will discuss two studies on the impacts of climate change in Mexico. The first uses novel estimates of climate change impacts on agricultural productivity and food prices in Mexico to examine how this will differentially influence rural vs urban poverty in Mexico (2020-2040). It considers the implications of different socioeconomic trajectories for household poverty and whether mitigation policy matter for poverty reduction. The second will examine the results of a scenario-based exercise on the impacts of climate change on Mexico’s future internal migration flows and population distribution.