23 May 2011

Round-up of Resources on Climate Change & Migration

Ongoing debates over types of protection, numbers and labels... .

Past Event:

Climate Change, Environmental Degradation and Migration, Geneva, 29-30 March 2011 [info]
- See esp. Session III on Day 2: "Protecting and assisting environmental migrants: Building and strengthening frameworks and capacities," with presentations on "The Kampala Convention and environmentally induced displacement in Africa," "Climate Change, Displacement and the Role of International Law and Policy" and "Filling Gaps in the Legal and Normative Framework."


News: UN Embarrassed by Forecast on Climate Refugees (Towards Recognition, April 2011) [text]

New Scientist, vol. 210, no. 2810 (April 2011) [contents]
- Includes an editorial, "A question of climate refugees," and a brief article, "Climate refugees exist but we don't know how many there are." (Note: The latter is reproduced in this blog poston Asian Correspondent.)

Surviving Alone: Improving Assistance to Colombia’s Flood Victims (Refugees International, May 2011) [access]
- Link provides access to text of report and related video.

Vietnam: Sea-level Rise Could "Displace Millions" (IRIN, May 2011) [text]


Stephen Castles Speaks on Climate Refugees (BBC, May 2011) [access]

"Environmental Refugee" Not Accurate for Pacific (Radio Australia, May 2011) [access]

Tuvaluans Don't Want to be Called Refugees (Radio Australia, May 2011) [access]

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