Environmentally related international migration: Policy challenges

Type

Journal Article

Author(s)

Mence, V.
Parrinder, A.

Title

Environmentally related international migration: Policy challenges

Year

2017

Journal

A Long Way to Go: Irregular Migration Patterns, Processes, Drivers and Decision-making

Vol (No), pp

317

Abstract

“Policy deliberations on environmentally related migration have encountered a number of substantial challenges. The potential scale of environmentally related migration across borders both currently and in the future is unknown. Further research is required on the relationship between environmental factors and international migration to better understand what lies ahead and the implications this might have for Australia’s policies to manage both regular and irregular migration. Challenges at the international, regional and national levels for policymakers involve understanding environmental impacts on human movement and the possible increase in the volume of international
migration, including irregular migration, that may follow. In addition, the potential for environmental and climate change displacement to impact on states’ viability (or parts thereof ) and the ability of migrants to return is very difficult to quantify. From an Australian perspective, there is a perception that many of the challenges relate to the issues faced by Pacific Island nations, although there are implications for environmentally related movement in the broader Asia-Pacific region.

Citation

Mence, V., & Parrinder, A. (2017). Environmentally related international migration: Policy challenges. A Long Way to Go: Irregular Migration Patterns, Processes, Drivers and Decision-making, 317. URL : http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n4016/pdf/ch12.pdf

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