GEF explores the state of discourse on the global phenomenon of environmental migration to better understand how to protect those displaced by climate change in this working paper.
The effects of climate change and consequential natural disasters is causing the mass displacement of peoples across the world, a phenomenon that will only be exacerbated as the climate crisis continues.
A response to this global challenge and a clear legal framework to recognise and protect climate refugees on an international, regional and national level are urgently required.
This working paper aims to serve as a basis for debate and exchange on the matter, exploring controversies around and difficulties in pinpointing this phenomenon to better understand how to respond it.
Mapping the state of discourse on climate migration on the international and European levels, the Green European Foundation hopes to foster a more constructive debate and increase awareness.
This paper has been published as part of the GEF project Environmental Migration and Climate Refugees.