Host/Institute: University of New South Wales, Sydney and the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law
Critical Dates: November 2023 – present.
Main Page: https://climatemobility.unsw.edu.au/
Voices: people on the frontlines of climate change.
Kaldor Centre Principles on Climate Mobility
Description from host: As global leaders convene at COP28 to catalyse action on climate change, we are seeing more and more headlines about ‘climate refugees’.
Indeed, the impacts of climate change – rising sea levels, increasingly frequent and severe storms, flooding, fires, droughts and other disasters – are already forcing millions of people from their homes each year. Pacific leaders call climate change ‘the single greatest threat’ to their people – to their livelihoods, security and wellbeing.
But is there such a thing as a ‘climate refugee’ as a matter of law? What about people who don’t want to move? Can migration be a form of adaptation to climate change?
The new Kaldor Centre Climate Mobility Hub provides answers to these questions – and many more.
A new and dynamic digital platform, the Climate Mobility Hub brings to life practical, legal and effective responses. It amplifies voices of experience and distils decades of research from our scholars, breaking it down into bite-sized pieces. Through beautiful images, short videos, simple explainers and pathways to deeper resources, the Hub is a gateway to greater understanding of this pressing and deeply human concern.