Earth Day Teach-In: Climate Refugees and Migrants: Implications from Climate Change - Shared screen with speaker view
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Displaced by things out of their control?
One that is displaced?
displaced from their state?
Because then they don’t have do deal with them/ are not legally obligated to help them?
They don’t want to address climate change directly
The UN views this movement as voluntary?
Do they fear it still being a mildly “political” stance?
they might fear misattribution of displacement, since it’s hard to identify a single event such as one particular natural disaster as climate change
generally when the country of origin is safe, refugees tend to go back, however the destruction of the agricultural promise of a country doesnt tend to be reparable, hence refugees become migrants
Yes because a decision from 60+ years ago isn’t relevant today and needs to be updated.
I believe so, because they are displaced by something out of their control. They should review their definition of refugee, and they should create some kind of committee focused on climate migration and people who are directly affected’s experiences.
Should the UN broaden the definition of “refugee” to include climate refugees? Why or why not?
I think it should be a new category because it needs new approaches. While wars eventually end, entire countries are going underwater because of climate change (see the Maldives) and innovation is needed to address this instead of just the already-damaged international refugee framework
Yes, but maybe “refugee” isn’t the right classification considering the point about refugees normally returning to their homes.
I think this opens a legal issue because refugees and the Human Rights convention assume a person or institution as the causation for displacement. Of course, humans are the cause but one can't often point to a specific perpetrator to blame for the displacement. I'm sympathetic to climate refugees, but how does this broadening definition lead to the possibility of similar refugee claims for non-specific human created displacements?
yes because the definition does not encompass the modern issues that cause immigration often political issues are tied into climate change and it was pointed out with Niger that their was conflict that arose from climate stressors. Also, the UNs goals for sustainable development talk about climate action and that should be reflected in the definition of a refuge
Several people are saying that refugees usually return to their homes, but that is not correct. The average refugee is in a displaced location for decades.
This idea of having Zoom meetings open to the public is amazing! I am a prospective student joining, I’m very interested in Dickinson and I think it’s amazing that you guys are having classes about such relevant, important topics!
Thank you so much for allowing us to participate!
Thank you so much! This was awesome
Thank you so much!