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Climate Change and Displacement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by: Jane McAdam

ISBN13: 9781849460385
Published: September 2010
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £60.00
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Environmental migration is not new. Nevertheless, the events and processes accompanying global climate change threaten to increase human movement both within States and across international borders.

The Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change has predicted an increased frequency and severity of climate events such as storms, cyclones and hurricanes, as well as longer-term sea level rise and desertification, which will impact upon people's ability to survive in certain parts of the world.

This book brings together a variety of disciplinary perspectives on the phenomenon of climate-induced displacement. With chapters by leading scholars in their field, it collects in one place a rigorous, holistic analysis of this phenomenon, which can better inform academic understanding and policy development alike. Governments have not been prepared to take a leading role in developing responses to the issue, in large part due to the absence of strong theoretical frameworks from which sound policy can be developed.

The specialist expertise of the authors in this book means that each chapter identifies key issues that need to be considered in shaping domestic, regional and international responses, including the complex causes of movement, the conceptualization of migration responses to climate change, the terminology that should be used to describe those who move, and attitudes to migration that may affect decisions to stay or leave.

The book will help to facilitate the creation of principled, research-based responses, and establish climate-induced displacement as an important aspect of both the climate change and global migration debates.

Environmental Law
1. Introduction
Jane McAdam
2. Climate Change-Induced Mobility and the Existing Migration Regime in Asia and the Pacific
Graeme Hugo
3. Migration as Adaptation: Opportunities and Limits
Jon Barnett and Michael Webber
4. Climate-Induced Community Relocation in the Pacific: The Meaning and Importance of Land
John Campbell
5. Conceptualising Climate-Induced Displacement
Walter Kälin
6. 'Disappearing States', Statelessness and the Boundaries of International Law
Jane McAdam
7. Protecting People Displaced by Climate Change: Some Conceptual Challenges
Roger Zetter
8. International Ethical Responsibilities to 'Climate Change Refugees'
Peter Penz
9. Climate Migration and Climate Migrants: What Threat, Whose Security?
Lorraine Elliott
10. Climate-Related Displacement: Health Risks and Responses
Anthony J McMichael, Celia E McMichael, Helen L Berry and Kathryn Bowen
11. Climate Change, Human Movement and the Promotion of Mental Health: What have we Learnt from Earlier Global Stressors?
Maryanne Loughry
12. Afterword: What Now? Climate-Induced Displacement after Copenhagen
Stephen Castles