Environmental refugees

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Report

Refugee alternatives 2018: improving policy, practice and public support

This publication outlines the outcomes of the second annual Refugee Alternatives conference, held in February 2018. The two-day conference, hosted at the University of Melbourne, brought together a broad range of expertise from across the country and globally to cover topics of displacement, protection, cooperation...
Report

Global trends: forced displacement in 2018

The refugee population under UNHCR’s mandate has nearly doubled since 2012. In 2018, the increase was driven particularly by internal displacement in Ethiopia and asylum-seekers fleeing Venezuela. The proportion of the world’s population who were displaced also continued to rise, as the world’s forcibly displaced...
Strategy

A call to action: transforming the global refugee system

This resource outlines a plan of action for governments and stakeholders to make the refugee response system fair, effective and efficient for refugees and governments alike.
Journal article

A plan nobody hopes they will need: New Zealand and climate change migration

This article examines four key areas of concern that will have to be dealt with if an effective policy on climate change-induced migration is to be developed.
Report

Addressing the challenges of climate-induced migration and presenting future adaptation strategies to enable stronger cooperation between Australia and its Pacific neighbours

This paper analyses the role of industrialised countries, specifically Australia and New Zealand, and their efforts and policies aimed at assisiting vulnerable Pacific island communities over any future climate-induced migration.
Report

Addressing climate change and migration in Asia and the Pacific

This report marks the conclusion of an ADB-financed technical assistance project launched to generate policy responses to migration stimulated by climate-related factors. It represents the first significant effort to identify policy and other responses to impacts of environment events on human mobility within the Asia...
Article

Climate 'culture war' will doom Australia to fail on emissions targets, Labor says

Australia will not achieve its emissions reductions targets until it ends the “culture war” on climate policy, Labor frontbencher Mark Butler has said.
Report

Climate change performance index: results 2018

This review charts the efforts that have been made to avoid dangerous climate change, and also evaluates the various countries’ current efforts regarding the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
Report

Stronger together: safeguarding Australia’s security interests through closer Pacific ties

Greater Australian engagement in the Pacific Islands region is needed if Canberra wants to ensure regional stability and underpin Australia’s national security.
Article

World Bank: let climate-threatened Pacific islanders migrate to Australia or NZ

Australia and New Zealand should allow open migration for citizens of Pacific nations threatened by climate change, to boost struggling island economies and prevent a later mass forced migration, a paper from the World Bank argues.