This paper first presents the background to and context of current discussions and approaches surrounding climate change-related human mobility across borders (Part 1) before identifying the normative gaps in the present international protection regime together with institutional and operational shortcomings (Part 2). It argues that while a relationship between climate change, environmental events and displacement/migration exists, direct causalities are difficult to establish.

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Organization: UNHCR

Topics: Migration and Refugees, COP22 List of UN Publications

Type of material: Other

Publication date: 2012

Language: English