Access to healthcare, education and job opportunities are the primary drivers for migration.
- Respondents noted the steady increase in the cost of living, stagnation of formal employment, and falling real per capita GDP
Environmental factors, particularly sea level rise, and the lack of infrastructure to support educational attainment or economic growth are the primary push factors.
- The "strongly agree" statements indicate that environmental factors, especially sea level rise, and the lack of infrastructure to support educational attainment or economic growth are the primary push factors.
- Interviewees agreed that environmental change further affects local economies and food systems- arguably driving the desire to relocate for health needs and access to employment opportunities.
Climate may influence migration decisions, particularly with respect to decisions to return.
- Respondents noted that periods or instances of drought, king tides, and heat waves were noted as severely increasing in the last 5-10 years by up to 95% of respondents.