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Climate-Induced Displacement and Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities

This is a draft chapter. The final version will be available in Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities edited by Rosemary Lyster & Robert R.M. Verchick, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2018, Forthcoming

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 17/85

16 Pages Posted: 12 Oct 2017  

Rosemary Lyster

The University of Sydney Law School

Maxine Burkett

University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law

Date Written: October 11, 2017

Abstract

This chapter considers climate-induced migration and displacement following climate disasters. It focuses on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation; relocation and resettlement in the event of displacement; and financing, compensation and risk transfer. It also highlights three major new initiatives which are likely to better protect the rights of climate displaced persons including: the new synergies between the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, and the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals; the 2016 Task Force on Displacement under Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage; and the proposed 2018 UN Global compact for safe and orderly and regular migration.

Notes: The material cannot be used for any other purpose without further permission of the publisher, and is for private use only.

Keywords: climate displaced persons, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, relocation and resettlement, compensation, Paris Agreement, Sendai Framework, Sustainable Development Goals, Task Force on Displacement, UN Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K32

Suggested Citation

Lyster, Rosemary and Burkett, Maxine, Climate-Induced Displacement and Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities (October 11, 2017). This is a draft chapter. The final version will be available in Climate Disaster Law: Barriers and Opportunities edited by Rosemary Lyster & Robert R.M. Verchick, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2018, Forthcoming; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 17/85. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3051486

Rosemary Lyster (Contact Author)

The University of Sydney Law School ( email )

New Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

Maxine Burkett

University of Hawaii - William S. Richardson School of Law ( email )

2515 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96822-2350
United States

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