Climate Refugees:Beyond the Legal Impasse?

Behrman, Simon and Kent, Avidan, eds. (2018) Climate Refugees:Beyond the Legal Impasse? Routledge. ISBN 9781138088825

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Abstract

Current estimates of the numbers of people who will be forced from their homes as a result of climate change by the middle of the century range from 50 to 200 million. Therefore, even the most optimistic projections envisage a crisis of migration that will dwarf any we have seen so far. And yet attempts to develop legal mechanisms to deal with this impending crisis have reached an impasse that shows little sign of being overcome. This is in spite of the rapidly growing academic study and policy development in the area of climate change generally. Climate Refugees: Beyond the Legal Impasse? will address a fundamental gap in academic literature and policy making; namely the legal ‘no-man’s land’ in which the issue of climate refugees currently resides. Past proposals for the regulation of climate-induced migration are evaluated, inter alia by their original authors, and the volume also looksat the current attempts to regulate climate-induced migration, including by officials from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Platform on Displacement Disaster (DPP). Bringing together experts from a variety of academic fields, as well as officials from leading international organisations, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers of Environmental Law, Refugee Law, Human Rights Law, Environmental Studies and International Relations.

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
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Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2017 05:08
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URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64299
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