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1st Edition

The Emerging Global Consensus on Climate Change and Human Mobility

ISBN 9780367642693
Published May 30, 2022 by Routledge
106 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines whether a global consensus is emerging on climate change and human mobility and presents evidence of a slow-moving but dynamic, step-by-step process of international policy development on climate-related mobility.

Naser reviews the range of solutions offered to address climate-related mobility problems, such as extending the 1951 UN Refugee Convention, adopting an additional protocol to the UNFCCC or creating a new international treaty to support those facing climate-related migration and displacement problems. He examines the accumulating stock of international policies and initiatives relevant to climate-related mobility using a framework of six policy areas: human rights, refugees, climate change, disaster risk reduction, migration,and sustainable development. He uses this framework to define and summarise the main UN actions and milestones on climate-related mobility. Despite the difficult context affecting the global community of worsening climate change impacts and human rights under threat, Naser asserts that the foundations of global consensus on climate-related mobility have been built, particularly in the last decade.

This book will be of great relevance to students, scholars and policy-makers with an interest in the increasing interface between climate change and human mobility policy issues.

Table of Contents

1. Climate Change and Human Mobility: A Conceptual Framework

2. Climate Change and Human Mobility: Recognition and Protection in International Law

3. Emerging Global Consensus towards Recognition and Protection of Climate Change and Human Mobility

4. Concluding remarks

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Mostafa M Naser is Lecturer in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University, Australia.