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.

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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

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