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Climate Refugees: Legal and Policy Responses to Environmentally-Induced Migration

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dc.contributor.author Kraler, Albert
dc.contributor.author Nack, Marion
dc.contributor.author Cernei, Tatiana
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-12T16:15:47Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-12T16:15:47Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9980
dc.description.abstract "The links between environmental factors and migration, as well as possible policy responses, have received increasing attention both in academic and policy debates in the past decade. Recent studies have shown that these links are more complex than traditionally thought. In particular, the attention paid to mobility caused or influenced by environmental factors needs to be complemented by attention to mobility towards areas under environmental strain, as well as to immobility in the context of environmental degradation. The role of migration and asylum policies is essentially limited. Nevertheless, they do have a role to play, particularly in the context of environmentally induced displacement. Based on a recent study for the European Parliament, this paper focuses on the potential of the current European Union policy framework to respond to environmentally induced displacement. To this end, the paper develops a typology of environmentally induced migration and reviews possible policy responses debated on the global level, thus identifying environmentally induced displacement as the most relevant type of mobility in the context of environmental risk that can be addressed by migration and asylum policies. Finally, the paper reviews the European Union policy framework and national protection policies of EU Member States (MS). While the current policy framework already allows accommodating environmentally induced displacement to some extent, the paper also shows several gaps and indicates possible direction s on how this framework can evolve." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject climate en_US
dc.subject demography en_US
dc.subject development en_US
dc.title Climate Refugees: Legal and Policy Responses to Environmentally-Induced Migration en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Theory en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries ICPMD en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference ClimMig Conference on Human Rights, Environmental Change, Migration and Displacement en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates 20-21 September en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Vienna en_US

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