Effects of Climate Change on Human Mobility in the Pacific and Possible Impact on Canada

Author: 
Sabira Coelho and Angelica Neville
Publisher: 
International Organization for Migration
Type of Publication: 
Status: 
Free
Language of Publication: 
English
Country: 
Canada
Fiji
Year of Publication: 
2017

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The Pacific Islands region is known as the “early warning system of the global community” due to its extreme vulnerability to climate change and disproportionately high disaster risk. Climate change impacts human mobility, leading to displacement and migration within and across borders in the context of either sudden or slow-onset disasters. Planned relocation is seen as a proactive solution to deal with the changing climate. This report, based on research undertaken by the International Organization for Migration funded by the Government of Canada, analyses the impact of climate on human mobility trends in the Pacific, with a specific focus on the effect these trends may have on migration to Canada. 

 

Table of contents: 
  • Acknowledgements
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Climate change as a driver of human mobility
    • Displacement, migration and relocation 
    • Implications for Canada 
    • Canada’s potential as a destination country 
  • Fiji case study
    • Climate change and migration in Fiji
    • Fiji and migration to Canada 
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Annex 1
    • Actors, policies and interventions in the context of climate migration in the Pacific
  • Annex 2
    • Organizations of key informants
  • Annex 3
    • FGD Questionnaire