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Seeking a disability lens within climate change migration discourses, policies and practices

Bell, Sarah L. and Tabe, Tammy and Bell, Stephen (2019) Seeking a disability lens within climate change migration discourses, policies and practices. Disability & Society, NA . pp. 1-7. ISSN 0968-7599

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Around 15% of the global population is estimated to live with disability. With the Millennium Development Goals failing to recognise disability issues, the Sustainable Development Goals seek to promote a stronger focus on the alleviation of poverty and inequality amongst disabled people. Since then, the vulnerability of disabled people has been highlighted within international climate change agreements. Yet a critical disability lens is largely lacking from broader aspects of climate change adaptation planning. Focusing primarily on examples from the Asia-Pacific region (a region including low-lying coastal areas and islands that are frequently highlighted as exemplars of communities on the front line of climate change), this article discusses the need to integrate critical insights from disability studies into current understandings of climate change adaptation and mobility if we are to facilitate more inclusive, democratic and equitable adaptation in the face of climate change.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
Depositing User: Tammy Tabe
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 21:55
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2019 21:55

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