Climate Change Displacement to Refuge

University of Oregon Symposium on Climate Change Equity, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 2009

18 Pages Posted: 10 Sep 2009 Last revised: 8 Feb 2014

Elizabeth Burleson

BurlesonInstitute.org; London School of Economics (LSE)

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article analyzes the interaction between international human rights law and climate change law. Part II discusses climate induced migration, human rights law and refugee status. Part III considers the role of the United Nations Security Council in climate-induced insecurity. Part IV concludes that maintaining international peace and security requires timely codification of climate measures that address ecomigration.

Keywords: UNFCCC, Displacement, Refugee, migration, mitigation, adaptation, technology transfer, funding, humanitarian, Copenhagen, natural resources, international peace and Security Council, human rights, ecomigration, Internally Displaced, water United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR, Sudan

JEL Classification: D3,D4,D5,D6,D7,D8,D9,E2,F01,H1,H2,H4,H41,H54,H56,H60,H7,H8,I,I1,I3,J1,J7,K,K32,K33,N4,N5,O4,O5,Q4,R5

Suggested Citation

Burleson, Elizabeth, Climate Change Displacement to Refuge (2009). University of Oregon Symposium on Climate Change Equity, Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1470486

Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author)

BurlesonInstitute.org ( email )

London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )

Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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