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Providing New Homes for Climate Change Exiles


Sujatha Byravan


Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR)

Sudhir Chella Rajan


Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Climate Policy, Vol. 6, pp. 247-252, 2006

Abstract:     
Given a certain pre-existing commitment to sea-level rise due to the long thermal lags of the ocean system, several million people living in coastal areas and small islands will inevitably be displaced by the middle of the century. These climate exiles will have nowhere to go. Rather than deal with this in an ad hoc manner as the problem arises, the authors propose a mechanism by which these exiles would be given immigration benefits by countries through a formula that ties numbers of immigrants to a country's historical greenhouse gas emissions. Such a compensatory mechanism appears to be a fair way of addressing the problems faced by climate exiles.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 6

Keywords: Climate-change, Sea-level rise, Immigration, Adaptation, Climate justice, migration

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Date posted: December 8, 2006 ; Last revised: August 28, 2008

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Byravan, Sujatha and Rajan, Sudhir Chella, Providing New Homes for Climate Change Exiles. Climate Policy, Vol. 6, pp. 247-252, 2006. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=950329

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Sujatha Byravan (Contact Author)
Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) ( email )
24 Kothari Road
Nungambakkam
Chennai, Tamilnadu 600034
India
Sudhir Chella Rajan
Indian Institute of Technology Madras ( email )
Sardar Patel Road
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600036
India
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