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.

Publication: Climate Change and Migration: Rethinking Policies for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction

In 2010, UNU-EHS and the MunichRe Foundation held a Summer Academy on “Protecting Environmental Migrants: Creating New Policy and Institutional Framework”, which aimed to develop policy options for decision makers to better address the needs of environmentally-induced migrants. The issue “Climate Change and Migration: Rethinking Policies for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction” presents the outcomes of that […]

Special Issue: Environmentally-Induced Migration in the Context of Social Vulnerability

Thanks to Forced Migration Current Awareness we learned of a special issue of International Migration that focuses on environmentally-induced migration. Contents include the following: A Decision Framework for Environmentally Induced Migration Multidimensional Re-creation of cialis sale Vulnerabilities and Potential for Resilience in International Migration The Thin Line Between Choice and Flight: Environment and Migration in Rural […]

News: Climate Migration Will Not Wait for Scientific Certainty on Global Warming

(The Guardian) May 11, 2011 – Imagine if the world acted only when 100% scientific proof was in place. We would still be insulating buildings with cancer-causing asbestos and fuelling cars with lead additives, damaging babies’ brains. The circulation in fridges would also be done by chemicals that, by thinning the Earth’s protective ozone layer, […]

Online Discussion Panel from the Environmental Justice Foundation

I have posted before about the Environmental Justice Foundation which is a UK-based NGO working internationally to protect the natural environment and human rights. Their “Climate Refugees: No Place Like Home” campaign is dedicated to arguing the case of those displaced by climate climate change, putting the call to governments and our political leaders for […]

Paper: The Ethical Implications of Sea-Level Rise Due to Climate Change

Sujatha Byravan and Sudhir Chella Rajan of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras wrote a paper on the ethical implications of climate-induced sea-level rise in Ethics and International Affairs this month. As author Sudhit Chella Rajan explains, “one of the main consequences of climate change will be rising seas, which will cause tens to hundreds of […]