Comparison of Human and Non-human Migration Governance Under Climate Change

Type

Book section

Author(s)

Grecequet, M.
Hellmann, J. J.
DeWaard, J.
Li, Y.

Title

Comparison of Human and Non-human Migration Governance Under Climate Change

Date

2019

Editor(s)

Edmondson, Beth
Levy, Stuart

Book Title

Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance

Publisher

Springer International Publishing

Abstract

Climate change affects human and non-human migration patterns. The migration of people and other species have been studied in isolation, despite similarities and differences that can inform new policies for both. Human and non-human species have differential vulnerability to climate change, and migration is one adaptation strategy to reduce vulnerability. Current policy dialog does not fully acknowledge such shared characteristics but assumes equivalent responses across populations, focuses on traditional ‘in-situ’ biodiversity conservation and emphasizes the economic dimensions of human movement. We argue that recognition of migration as adaptation, with learning across migratory species, can inform new migration policies that recognize the multi-causal nature of human and non-human movement and include climate as a migration driver.

Citation

Grecequet, M., Hellmann, J. J., DeWaard, J., & Li, Y. (2019). Comparison of Human and Non-human Migration Governance Under Climate Change. In B. Edmondson & S. Levy (Eds.), Transformative Climates and Accountable Governance (pp. 195-221). Cham: Springer International Publishing. DOI : doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97400-2_9

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