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Relocation planning must address voluntary immobility

Planned relocation of communities exposed to climate hazards is an important adaptation measure. However, relocation planning and policies must recognize and support those who do not wish to relocate, particularly groups with strong place attachment and for whom relocation may increase, not reduce, vulnerability.

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Farbotko, C., Dun, O., Thornton, F. et al. Relocation planning must address voluntary immobility. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 702–704 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0829-6

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