In search of refuge : Pacific Islands, climate-induced migration, and the legal frontier

dc.contributor.author Burkett, Maxine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-28T22:06:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-28T22:06:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01 en_US
dc.description For more about the East-West Center, see <a href="http://www.eastwestcenter.org/">http://www.eastwestcenter.org/</a> en_US
dc.description.abstract As the effects of climate change intensify, time is running out for millions living in Asia Pacific coastal and island communities. Many will be forced to leave their homes within the next half-century because of increased intensity and frequency of storms and floods, sea-level rise, and desertification. The low-lying small island states of the Pacific are especially endangered; residents there may lose not only their homes, but their entire nations. Planning aimed at avoiding humanitarian disaster and political chaos should already have begun, but a stumbling block is international law, which is not prepared to address the cross-cutting impacts of climate and migration. Finding viable solutions will require new ways of thinking, pushing the law to a new frontier that calls for a reconsideration of existing legal boundaries. en_US
dc.format.extent 8 p. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/19409
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Honolulu, HI: East-West Center en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AsiaPacific issues ; no.98 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Climatic changes - Social aspects - Pacific Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental refugees - Pacific Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forced migration - Pacific Area en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Forced migration en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Environmental justice en_US
dc.title In search of refuge : Pacific Islands, climate-induced migration, and the legal frontier en_US
dc.type Papers en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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