Environmental refugees

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Report

Walking into the eye of the storm: how the climate crisis is driving child migration and displacement

This report considers children’s vulnerability to key climate threats, and how those threats are driving child displacement and migration, in six high-risk settings: low-lying coastal areas, river floodplains, drylands, mountainous areas, cyclone zones and urban areas. It also provides examples of effective governance and responses.
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.
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 assisting vulnerable Pacific island communities over any future climate-induced migration.
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.
Report

Labour mobility: the ten billion dollar prize

Pacific Island countries face unique development challenges. They are far away from major markets, often with small populations spread across many islands and vast distances, and are at the forefront of climate change and its impacts. Because of this, much research has focused on the...
Policy report

Clean, reliable power: roadmap to a renewable future

This Climate Council roadmap outlines how Australia can cut its rising greenhouse gas pollution levels, while continuing the transition to clean, affordable and reliable renewable energy and storage technology.
Report

Australian Defence response to a changing climate

There is an increasing recognition that realistic climate change scenarios predict events that have the potential to significantly impact on all aspects of society. Some developed nations are taking steps to prepare for climate driven, crisis events such as extreme weather disasters and large-scale population...
Report

A question of survival: Why Australia and New Zealand must heed the Pacific’s calls for stronger action on climate change

Australia and New Zealand are surrounded by some of the most vulnerable countries to climate change on earth. The Australian and New Zealand governments need to fully recognise the dangers facing Pacific Island countries and territories, and work hand-in-hand as a united Pacific towards solutions.