Climate Migration

Authored by: Maxine Burkett , Lauren Sancken

Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367209247
eBook ISBN: 9781003137825
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Climate change disproportionately impacts vulnerable communities. For some of the most vulnerable, these impacts have and will continue to force them to move within and across borders, challenging international law to provide a coordinated and just means for migration. This chapter explores the phenomenon of ‘climate-induced migration,’ identifies the sociological and legal uncertainties that surround it, and suggests areas of further research to respond appropriately to the emerging crisis.

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