05 Aug Changements climatiques et migrations : quels risques, quelles politiques ?
Changements climatiques et migrations : quels risques, quelles politiques ?
de Guchteneire, Paul
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This article gives an overview of the debates surrounding the consequences of climate change on migration patterns. A brief history of the situation is followed by examination of the impact of the three environmental factors associated with climate change (tropical cyclones, intense rainfall and floods; drought and desertification; sea-level rise). The relation between climate change and migration raises some fundamental issues: the multiplicity of causes of migratory flows, the social determinants of vulnerability, the diversity of types of migration and methodology. The political implications are then discussed, leading to reflection on the legal framework for environmental migration and the responsibility of States. The final section points to potential future lines of approach for analysis and regulatory policies.