PODCAST: Climate change and migration: how are they linked?

Dina Ionesco International Organization for Migration and Alex Sutton UK Climate Change & Migration Coalition give a talk for the COMPAS Breakfast Briefing series.

Both climate change and migration are complex and politically sensitive topics. This briefing, a collaboration between the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the UK Climate Change and Migration Coalition (UKCCMC), explores what recent research and policy developments tell us about the linkages between the two issues and how we can respond.

PODCAST: "Environmental refugee" not accurate for Pacific

Environmental refugee status is also attracting its fare share of detractors particularly in the Pacific where the term is considered degrogatory and not an accurate description of their circumstances. 

Presenter: Geraldine Coutts
Speaker: Professor Jane McAdam, Law Faculty, University of New South Wales

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PODCAST: Do Climate Refugees Exist?

The severe drought in East Africa is a reminder that the effects of changes in climate can have devastating effects on whole populations.
So it's imperative that we learn about how to better plan for inevitable changes in climate?

Dr. Jane McAdam is a professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales. She's especially interested in how international refugee law and human rights treaties are placed to cope with predicted mass migrations of people threatened by climate change.

PODCAST: Climate Change in Indian Ocean

If sea levels rise by just 1 metre, 30 million Bangladeshis will be displaced.
Where will they go? What legal rights do they have? Are they refugees? And can big carbon emitting countries be held liable for their losses?


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PODCAST: New Research on Climate Change Migration and Displacement: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

While there is little doubt that climate change has a major impact on human migration and displacement, questions still remain. Do households use migration as an adaptation strategy and if so, how does this play out at the family level? How can the human rights of those crossing international borders because of climate change be upheld?

PODCAST: ADB's Emergency and Rehabilitation Assistance on Flood-Affected Areas

This synthesis provides key lessons drawn from evaluations and completion reports of the ADB-supported emergency response and rehabilitation efforts in developing member countries affected by natural disasters, particularly floods. Users of this brief are advised to carefully review these lessons in the context of the conditions of their current emergency and rehabilitation operations.

PODCAST: Australia joins climate displacement group

Human rights organisations are calling on Australia to take a leading role in the protection of people forced to leave their homeland because of disasters and climate change.

Australia has joined a small group of countries which are developing a set of recommendations for nations to respond to the displacement of people because of environmental hazards.

The so-called Nansen Initiative could be used to help people living in the Pacific whose livelihoods are being threatened by rising sea levels.

David Crisante reports.

PODCAST: Future Proofing Cities Report . Official launch 28th Nov 2012

A major new report published by Atkins in partnership with UCL’s Development Planning Unit and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) assesses the environmental risks to 129 cities across the developing world and how they can act to future proof themselves. The central message of this report is that the earlier cities in developing countries take steps future proof their urban development, the better. More at www.futureproofingcities.com

PODCAST: Climate change eating islands in Marshalls

On the Ailinglaplap atoll in the Marshall Islands, trees are falling into the lagoon, roads are washing out, and school buildings are increasingly threatened by rising seas.

Authorities say climate change is to blame.

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PODCAST: Indigenous knowledge to combat climate change

Indigenous land management practices have proven to be sustainable over many generations and could benefit governments around the world as they tackle the impact of climate change.

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