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Migration and climate change in the Pacific Islands

Weber, Eberhard (2017) Migration and climate change in the Pacific Islands. Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

Climate change poses a significant threat to Small Island Developing States (SIDS). There are fears that entire atoll states in the Pacific (e.g. Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu) will disappear below rising sea-levels. When these states become inhabitable in a few decades, their citizens will have no other choice than to resettle to other countries. Politicians are worried that climate change will trigger migration flows on a scale and impact that is unknown. For example, they worry that pressures on ailing social support systems in developed countries may become potential sources of conflict.

Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pacific Islands, Climate Change, Migration
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DU Oceania (South Seas)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
Depositing User: Eberhard Weber
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 15:58
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2018 15:58
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/10477
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