Routledge studies in environmental migration, displacement and resettlement.
"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-mans 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 nation's 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. "--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, PART I: Foundations chapter 1 Overcoming the legal impasse? Setting the scene / Simon Behrman Avidan Kent chapter 2 'Climate refugees': a legal mapping exercise / Jolanda van der Vliet chapter 3 A new category of refugees? 'Climate refugees' and a gaping hole in international law / Sumudu Anopama Atapattu chapter 4 Norm formalization in international policy cooperation: a framework for analysis / Elin Jakobsson part, PART II Defining and categorising chapter 5 Justice and climate migration: the importance of nomenclature in the discourse on twenty-first-century mobility / Maxine Burkett chapter 6 Who are "climate refugees"? Academic engagement in the post-truth era / Benoit Mayer part, PART III Governing climate refugees: the perspective of inter-governmental organisations chapter 7 Advancing the global governance of climate migration through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Global Compact on Migration: perspectives from the International Organization for Migration / Mariam Traore Chazalnoel Dina Ionesco chapter 8 Enhancing legal protection for people displaced in the context of disasters and climate change: challenges and opportunities / Madeline Garlick Marine Franck Erica Bower chapter 9 State-led, regional, consultative processes: opportunities to develop legal frameworks on disaster displacement part, PART IV Regulating climate refugees within existing legal regimes chapter 10 Drawing upon international refugee law: the precautionary approach to protecting climate change-displaced persons / Jenny Poon chapter 11 Public international law's applicability to migration as adaptation: fit for purpose? / Thekli Anastasiou chapter 12 Climate migrants' right to enjoy their culture / Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh chapter 13 Beyond the shortcomings of international law: a proposal for the legal protection of climate migrants / Beatriz Felipe Pérez part, PART V Envisioning sui generis pathways chapter 14 Towards an international legal status of environmentally displaced persons / Michel Prieur chapter 15 Cross-border displacement due to environmental disaster: a proposal for UN Guiding Principles to fill the legal protection gap / Camilla Schloss chapter 16 Global governance to protect future climate refugees / Frank Biermann.