Do Climate Change ‘Refugees’ Exist?
This lecture examines the nature of climate-related movement; whether expanding the protection offered by international refugee law and human rights law is feasible; and what other solutions might be appropriate.
Professor Jane McAdam (BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Sydney), DPhil (Oxford)) is a nonresident senior fellow in the Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement and Scientia Professor of Law and the Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Austrailia.
1:00 – Introduction
3:45 – Impact of climate change on movement
7:15 – Risk assessment and defining climate-induced migration within policy framework
8:50 – Numbers: how many people might move? / Perspectives and policy implications
17:15 – Terminology: Refugee
27:00 – “Managed” migration as an alternative
35:12 – Legal and policy response