15 June 2015

Thematic Focus: Climate/Environmental Change & Migration


Climate, Migration and Health: Connections and Challenges (UKCCMC Blog, June 2015) [text]

Climate-induced Migrants, International Law, and Human Rights: An Assessment, Research paper (Univ. of Ottawa, April 2015) [text]

"Difficult Decisions: Migration from Small Island Developing States under Climate Change," Earth's Future, vol. 3, no. 4 (April 2015) [open access]

The Effects of Climate Change on Internal and International Migration: Implications for Developing Countries  (LSE, May 2015) [text]

Environmental Change and Migration: State of the Evidence (KNOMAD, 2015) [text]

Historical Cross-border Relocations in the Pacific: Lessons for Planned Relocations in the Context of Climate Change, Oxford, 28 May 2015 [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

"A Nation Going Under: Legal Protection for 'Climate Change Refugees'," Boston International and Comparative Law Review, vol. 38, no. 2 (2015) [full-text]

When People Move: Understanding How Climate Change Creates the Movement of People (UKCCMC Blog, April 2015) [info]
- Follow link for podcast.

When Protecting People from Natural Disasters and Environmental Change Means Relocating Them (Planet Policy Blog, June 2015) [text]
- This post summarizes work that the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement has undertaken with Georgetown University and UNHCR on planned relocations as a means of protection. Specifically it references four commissioned case studies of planned relocations in New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka & Vietnam, a literature review, and a summary of relevant operational guidance.

Web site:

Environmental Migration Portal: Knowledge Platform on People on the Move in a Changing Climate (IOM) [access]
- "[S]eeks to provide a one-stop service website to promote new research, information exchange and dialogue, intended to fill the existing data, research and knowledge gaps on the migration-environment nexus."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change, esp. Planned Relocation (7 May 2015)

Tagged Publications and Web Sites/Tools.

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