07 May 2015

Thematic Focus: Climate Change, esp. Planned Relocation


The latest issue of Forced Migration Review (FMR) has been published, with 36 articles examining the problem of "Disasters and Displacement in a Changing Climate." Here's the description:

"In light of the projected increase in the frequency and intensity of disasters associated with climate change, the number of people displaced in the context of disasters will inevitably rise. Existing national, regional and international legal regimes, however, currently respond to only some of the protection concerns arising from such displacement. Crafting an appropriate response will demand a cross-sectoral approach that addresses different forms of human mobility and which also recognises the local knowledge, values and beliefs of affected communities."


Climate Change and the Tragedy in the Mediterranean: Are There Connections? (Responding to Climate Change, April 2015) [text via UKCCMC]

Climate Change-related Disasters and Human Displacement: Towards an Effective Management System, Disaster Law Working Paper, no. 4 (IFRC, April 2015) [text]

Earth Day: Climate Change and Displacement across Borders (Planet Policy Blog, April 2015) [text]

"The Emerging New Zealand Jurisprudence on Climate Change, Disasters and Displacement," Migration Studies, vol. 3, no. 1 (2015) [full-text via Kaldor Centre]

*Human Mobility in the Context of Climate Change: Elements for the UNFCCC Paris Agreement (Advisory Group on Climate Change and Human Mobility, March 2015) [text]

A "Protection Agenda" for Climate-Related Displacement Reveals Complexities, and No Easy Answers (RI Blog, April 2015) [text]

Planned Relocation: Lessons Learned:

"Climate Change and Displacement: Learning from Resettlement in the Development Context," Social Change, vol. 45, no. 1 (March 2015) [abstract]

Planned Relocation, Disasters and Climate Change: Consolidating Good Practices and Preparing for the Future, Sanremo, Italy, 12-14 March 2014 [conf. report]
- See esp. Section 4. See also background document.

"Possible Framework for Climate Change IDP’s: Disaster and Development Induced Displacement and Resettlement Models and their Integration," International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses, vol. 2, no. 4 (2011) [full-text via Academia.edu]

Protection and Planned Relocations in the Context of Climate Change, Legal and Protection Policy Research Series, no. PPLA/2012/04 (UNHCR, Aug. 2012) [text]
- See esp. Section 4.

"Relocation and Resettlement from Colonisation to Climate Change: The Perennial Solution to 'Danger Zones'," London Review of International Law, vol. 3, no. 1 (March 2015) [full-text via Kaldor Centre]

*"Revisiting Planned Relocation as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy: The Added Value of a Human Rights-Based Approach," Utrecht Law Review, vol. 10, no. 1 (2014) [open access]

"What Can We Learn from the Practice of Development-forced Displacement and Resettlement for Organised Resettlements in Response to Climate Change," Geoforum, vol. 58 (Jan. 2015) [abstract]


Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Natural Disasters (6 April 2015)

Tagged Publications and Periodicals.

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