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Land Solutions for Climate Displacement

1st Edition

Edited by Scott Leckie


402 pages

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The threat of climate displacement looms large over a growing number of countries. Based on the more than six years of work by Displacement Solutions in ten climate-affected countries, academic work on displacement and climate adaptation, and the country-level efforts of civil society groups in several frontline countries, this report explores the key contention that land will be at the core of any major strategy aimed at preventing and resolving climate displacement.

This innovative and timely volume coordinated and edited by the Founder of Displacement Solutions, Scott Leckie, examines a range of legal, policy and practical issues relating to the role of land in actively addressing the displacement consequences of climate change. It reveals the inevitable truth that climate displacement is already underway and being tackled in countries such as Bangladesh, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and the United States, and proposes a series of possible land solution tools that can be employed to protect the rights of people and communities everywhere should they be forced to flee the places they call home.

Table of Contents

Foreword, MD Arifur Rahman 1.Introduction, Scott Leckie 2. Climate Change, Displacement and Resettlement, Anthony Oliver-Smith 3. The Efficacy of the Forms of Climate Change Adaptation, Leslie A. Stein 4. Land Availability for Climate Displaced Communities in Bangladesh, Md. Shamsuddoha, M. Shahadat Hossain & Mohammad Shahjahan 5. Land Acquisition for Climate Displaced Communities in Bangladesh, Md. Shamsuddoha, Mohammad Shahid Ullah & Mohammad Shahjahan 6. The Viability of the Chittagong Hill Tracts as a destination for Climate Displaced Communities in Bangladesh, Mohammad Shahid Ullah, Md. Shamsuddoha & Mohammad Shahjahan 7. Climate Displacement and Kiribati: Notes from the Frontline, Linda Uan and John Anderson 8. Climate Displacement and Land Solutions in Myanmar, Swe Set 9. The Sinking Carterets Islands: Leading Change in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, Ursula Rakova 10. Climate-related Displacement and Options for Resettlement in Solomon Islands, Joseph Foukona & Rebecca Monson 11. Climate Displacement in Tuvalu, Faatasi Malologa 12. Climate Displacement in the United States: The Case of Newtok Village, Alaska, Robin Bronen 13. Conclusions: Possible Land Solution Tools to Resolve Climate Displacement

About the Editor

Scott Leckie is Director of Displacement Solutions, a non-profit initiative designed to assist refugees and displaced persons to return and recover their original homes. An international human rights lawyer and global housing advocate, he is recognised internationally as an expert in the field of economic and social rights. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Development, Displacement and Resettlement

This series is concerned with the complex global issue of forced migration, from its causes and resulting implications to potential responses and solutions. With the numbers of forcibly displaced people around the world hitting record levels in recent years, including refugees, internally displaced persons and asylum seekers, this is an issue that affects not only those communities and countries that people are fleeing from, but also those they are fleeing to.

The series will explore the various mechanisms by which people undergo forced movement, such as war, conflict, environmental disaster, development projects, persecution, ecological degradation, famine, human trafficking and ethnic cleansing. It also seeks to promote a fuller understanding of the implications of forced displacement and how scholars, policy-makers, NGO advocates and those working in the field can collectively develop adequate responses.

To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd (

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Economic Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy