Journal article

Climate change and migration: the case of the Pacific Islands and Australia

Journal
Climate change adaptation Climate change mitigation Environmental refugees Immigration Pacific people
Description

There is growing consensus that voluntary labour migration can promote economic development in migrant sending and receiving countries and can be a positive adaptive response to the effects of climate change. However, for voluntary migration to be a positive form of adaptation, policy commitment and collaboration between migrant sending and receiving countries will be required. In the Pacific, Australia has capacity to collaborate with Pacific Island governments to facilitate voluntary migration; however, Australia has been reluctant to expand migration access to the Pacific. This article makes the case for promoting migration opportunities between Australia and the Pacific as part of the adaptive strategy efforts.

Publication Details
Volume:
36
ISSN:

1011-3029

Issue:
1
Pagination:
53-72