Climate Change, Migration And Conflict In Northwest Africa: Rising Dangers Across The Arc Of Tension

(Center for American Progress) April 18, 2012 – Northwest Africa is crisscrossed with climate, migration, and security challenges. From Nigeria to Niger, Algeria, and Morocco, this region has long been marked by labor migration, bringing workers from sub-Saharan Africa north to the Mediterranean coastline and Europe. To make that land journey, migrants often cross through […]

Report: Climate-Induced Migration A Growing Humanitarian Threat

(AlertNet) March 13, 2012- Disaster-prone Asia Pacific will see a surge in climate-induced migration this century and governments need to start planning to avoid humanitarian crises caused by millions of people fleeing their homes, a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) warned Tuesday. Migration linked to climate change, a phenomenon that will “only […]

News: Kiribati Mulls Fiji Land Purchase In Battle Against Sea

(BBC News) March 8, 2012 – Kiribati’s President Anote Tong is in talks to buy 23 sq km (9 sq miles) on Fiji’s Vanua Levu island. The land is wanted for crops, to settle some Kiribati farm ers and to extract earth for sea defences, reports say. Some of Kiribati’s 32 coral atolls, which straddle […]

New Paper: Protecting People Crossing Borders in the Context of Climate Change Normative Gaps and Possible Approaches

(Up Front Blog) February 21, 2012 – There are many uncertainties around climate change-related human mobility, particularly when it comes to potential cross -border movements. In the first place, it is difficult to predict the number of people who will be displaced or who will decide to migrate for reasons related to climate change. And […]

New Paper: Protecting People Crossing Borders in the Context of Climate Change

A new paper in UNHCR’s Legal and Protection Policy Research Series considers protection options for people displaced as a result of climate change. Entitled “Protecting People Crossing Bor ders in the Context of Climate Change: Normative Gaps and Possible Approaches,” the paper looks at “normative gaps as well as current approaches on cross-border movements induced […]

Video: Foresight Report on Migration and Global Environmental Change

Did you miss the momentous report on “Migration and Global Environmental Change” released by the UK’s Government Office for Science’s Foresight Programme? Have you been living under a rock? No worries. You can read a short summary by the UK’s Government Chief Scientific Adviser John Beddington, or you can catch the video below.