Why the UN Refugee Convention should be updated to protect climate migrants.
Recognizing the challenges posed by climate-induced displacement is important. But officials must avoid rhetoric about displaced people that can fuel xenophobia.
Does the Global North have a moral responsibility to protect and compensate those in the Global South that disproportionately bear the brunt of climate change devastation?
When climate change is used to explain migration, social inequality is naturalised.
As climate change and other conflicts put humans and other species on the move — and sometimes in conflict — we need to rethink the way we approach conservation.
International refugee law must be overhauled to consider climate change and include “deadly environments” as a form of persecution.
If Australia plans to sell as much of its fossil fuels as possible, the least it can do is help us in Kiribati survive the rising seas.
If rural communities plan carefully – and some already are – they can reinvent themselves as the perfect homes for people fleeing wildfire and hurricane zones.
While climate migration may be on the rise in Canada, it has been disproportionately impacting Indigenous people and communities for years.
76 per cent of Canadians say environmental policy and sustainability is a priority when considering where to live.
Climate migrants don’t fit neatly into the legal definitions of refugee or migrant, and that can leave them in limbo. The Biden administration is debating how to identify and help them.
These books reinforce preconceived notions about migration and ignore the fact that climate change has displaced people in affluent countries like the US.
Water and climate issues are expected to cause more than one billion people to migrate by 2050.
A major new report presents the latest data on the health impacts in a warming world. It found there were 296,000 heat-related deaths in people over 65 years in 2018.
Climate migrants still tend to move to places they know or have connections to through their social networks.
Beware those who say it is a solved problem.
A Senate report recommended several measures the government should take to prepare for climate-fuelled migration, natural disasters and conflicts. The response so far has been underwhelming.
Relocating communities to safer, less exposed areas can help people manage climate hazards, but it’s not a viable solution for everyone.
By 2050, climate change impacts such as storms and drought could displace up to 300 million people worldwide. Nations should recognize ‘climate migrants’ and make plans for aiding and resettling them.
Too much emphasis on environmental stress overlooks the role of politics and economics.