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? addresses 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 looks at current attempts to regulate climate-induced migration, including by officials from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Platform on Displacement Disaster (PDD).
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.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|15 pages
chapter 3|18 pages
A New Category of Refugees?
part II|18 pages
Defining and categorising
chapter 5|16 pages
Justice and Climate Migration
part III|17 pages
Governing climate refugees
chapter 7|15 pages
Advancing The Global Governance of Climate Migration Through The United Nations Framework Convention On Climate Change and The Global Compact On Migration
chapter 8|8 pages
Enhancing Legal Protection For People Displaced In The Context of Disasters and Climate Change
chapter 9|29 pages
State-Led, Regional, Consultative Processes
part IV|17 pages
Regulating climate refugees within existing legal regimes
chapter 10|15 pages
Drawing Upon International Refugee Law
chapter 11|22 pages
Public International Law’s Applicability To Migration As Adaptation
chapter 13|16 pages
Beyond The Shortcomings of International Law
part V|12 pages
Envisioning sui generis pathways