Jackson School Journal
of International Studies

Posts Tagged ‘Climate Change’

Volume 1 Number 1 – Spring 2010


Sophie Kimura


Displaced By Nature


This paper introduces emerging concerns facing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the international community with regards to forced migration due to natural disasters and climate change. This paper analyzes how the United States can better support those who are facing these threats as well as how to better prepare for them. Recommendations include recognizing environmentally forced migrants as a population that faces challenges comparable to Convention Refugees and hence is deserving of legal protection, distinguishing environmentally forced migrants from economic migrants, and addressing climate change to prevent a massive migration scenario.