12 June 2018

Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters

Addressing Human Rights Protection Gaps in the Context of Migration and Displacement of Persons across International Borders Resulting from the Adverse Effects of Climate Change: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Doc. no. A/HRC/38/21 (UN Human Rights Council, April 2018) [text]

Climate Change is Not a Key Cause of Conflict, Finds New Study (The Conversation, April 2018) [text]

"Climate Refugees Have No Legal Rights — and 200 Million Expected by 2050," WikiTribune, 12 June 2018 [text]
- Note: WikiTribune is a "news platform that brings journalists and a community of volunteers together. We want to make sure that you read fact-based articles that have a real impact in both local and global events." All stories can be edited/enhanced.

The Coming Wave of Climate Displacement (Project Syndicate, May 2018) [text]

Institutional Frameworks and Environmental Mobility, Policy Brief, no. 10 (Knomad, Jan. 2018) [text]

Moving Towards the Recognition and Protection of Climate Change Refugees under International Human Rights Law (Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog, April 2018) [text]

Planned Relocations: Learning from Latin American Experiences (People on the Move Blog, May 2018) [text]

Population and Environment, vol. 39, no. 4 (June 2018) [contents]
- Special issue "Honoring Graeme Hugo's Contributions to Environmental Migration." The introduction is freely available.

"Principles for Climate-related Resettlement of Informal Settlements in Less Developed Nations: A Review of Resettlement Literature and Institutional Guidelines," Climate and Development, vol. 10, no. (2018) [ResearchGate]

Protection under Climate Law: A Hybrid Approach (RLI Blog, May 2018) [text]

Refugee Status Determination in the Context of 'Natural' Disasters and Climate Change: A Human Rights-Based Approach, Thesis (Lund University, April 2018) [info]
- See also related presentation.

The Slow Onset Effects of Climate Change and Human Rights Protection for Cross-border Migrants, UN Doc. no. A/HRC/37/CRP.4 (UN Human Rights Council, May 2018) [text via ReliefWeb]

Task Force on Displacement Stakeholder Meeting, "Recommendations for Integrated Approaches to Avert, Minimize and Address Displacement Related to the Adverse Impacts of Climate Change," Bogis-Bossey, Switz., 14-15 May 2018 [info]
- See also related IOM news story.

Why Blaming Conflicts in Africa on Climate Change is Misguided (The Conversation, May 2018) [text]

"Will Climate Change Cause More Migrants than Wars?," IPS, 17 May 2018 [text]

"World Wakes up to Climate Migration," IPS, 11 June 2018 [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Disasters (21 March 2018)

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