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 […]

News: Preparation for Climate Displacement Too Slow, Experts Say

(AlertNet) December 5, 2011 – Climate impacts such as worsening droughts, flooding, storm surges and sea level rise could displace tens of mill ions of people by mid-century, scientists predict. But national and international rules governing resettlement of forced environmental migrants, and how they will be treated under the law, remain at a worryingly early […]

Statement of the Global Migration Group on the Impact of Climate Migration

The Global Migration Group (GMG) is an inter-agency group bringing together 16 agencies (14 United Nations agencies, the World Bank, and the International Organization for Migration) to promote the application of relevant international instruments an Marketing Online With Alex Mandossian d norms relating to migration, and to encourage the adoption of more coherent, comprehensive and […]

Q&A: The Finer Points of Rising Sea Levels

(Inter Press Service) November 18, 2011 – Rousbeh Legatis interviews Mary-Elena Carr, associate director of the Columbia Climate Centre at the Earth Institute of Columbia University in New York. Long before the Pacific will rise to a level that will leave its estimated 30,000 islands submerged, most of them might be severely affected by frequent […]

News: Rising Sea Levels Threaten Ghana's Coastal Communities

(SciDevNet) October 21, 2011 – Ghana will experience increased flooding brought on by rising sea levels caused by global warming, a modelling study has predicted. The study, published in Remote Sensing last month (7 September), says that about 650,000 people and almost 1,000 buildings in the three communities in the Dansoman area of Accra will be vulnerable to […]

News: Climate Change Drives Migration

(Inter Press Service) September 9, 2010 – MEXICO CITY, “We planted our seeds, but the earth is no longer productive. We’ve had too much rain, even more than last year, and the harvest was ruined,” says Ermelinda Santiago of the Me’phaa indigenous people, who like everyone else in the village of Francisco I. Madero has […]