Here and now: perceptions of Indian Ocean islanders on the climate change and migration nexus
Ilan Kelman,Himani Upadhyay,Andrea C. Simonelli,Alex Arnall,Divya Mohan,G. J. Lingaraj, Shadananan Nair and Christian Webesik
Pages 284-303 | Received 04 Mar 2017, Accepted 07 Jul 2017, Published online: 27 Jul 2017
Title: Viewpoint paper. Islander mobilities: any change from climate change?
Authors: Ilan Kelman; Robert Stojanov; Shabana Khan; Oscar Alvarez Gila; Barbora Duží; Dmytro Vikhrov
In response to growing pressures on landscapes and livelihoods, people are moving, communities are adapting. This issue of FMR debates the numbers, the definitions and the modalities – and the tension between the need for research and the need to act. Thirty-eight articles by UN, academic, international and local actors explore the extent of the potential displacement crisis, community adaptation and coping strategies, and the search for solutions.
Climate change and environmental degradation are predicted to displace millions of people in the coming years, either directly or indirectly. This will lead to situations wherein the human rights of such populations could be threatened.