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2020 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

1. Introduction

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Abstract

The introduction sets out the principal questions tackled in the book. It underlines the importance of these for international law and the international community, both from a political and legal standpoint. The phenomenon of climate-induced migration is a serious challenge that requires a complex and multifaceted response. This chapter synthetically points out the risks and opportunities linked to addressing this phenomenon from an international viewpoint. It furthermore provides the reader with a brief outline of the structure of the book.
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For a detailed analysis of the numbers of persons involved in (disaster) displacement, see the IDMC website. Internal Displacement Monitoring Center, Global Internal Displacement Database. http://​www.​internal-displacement.​org/​database/​displacement-data. Accessed 12 March 2020.
 
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Atapattu (2018). A New Category of Refugees? “Climate Refugees” and Gaping Hole in International Law. In Behrman & Kent (Eds.), “Climate refugees” Beyond the Legal Impasse? New York: Routledge, p. 43.
 
Metadata
Title
Introduction
Author
Giovanni Sciaccaluga
Copyright Year
2020
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52402-9_1

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