Governing Climate Induced Migration and Displacement - IGO Expansion and Global Policy Implications
Governing Climate Induced Migration and Displacement is the first in-depth evaluation of climate displacement in the field of political science, specifically global governance. Andrea Simonelli delves into the potential expansion of several intergovernmental organisations in order to evaluate the political and structural constraints they face in expanding to govern this new and growing issue area. She analyzes both the pop culture depictions of climate displacement such as the 'climate refugee' and 'sinking islands, and current academic conceptions within forced migration literature. She investigates the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Organization for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) developing Loss and Damage Mechanism. Finally, the author assesses the global implications as they relate to the current governance gap, including human and traditional security concerns.