Governments need to consider additional migration management policies and strategies

Leighton, Michelle, Shen, Xiaomeng and Warner, Koko (2011). Governments need to consider additional migration management policies and strategies. UNU-EHS SOURCE. UNU- EHS.

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    Author Leighton, Michelle
    Shen, Xiaomeng
    Warner, Koko
    Title Governments need to consider additional migration management policies and strategies
    Series Title UNU-EHS SOURCE
    Volume/Issue No. 15
    Publication Date 2011
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU- EHS
    Pages 121
    Language eng
    Abstract

    The new SOURCE issue "Climate Change and Migration: Rethinking Policies for Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction", edited by Michelle Leighton, Xiaomeng Shen and Koko Warner, presents the outcomes of the 2010 Summer Academy "Protecting Environmental Migrants: Creating New Policy and Institutional Framework". Using case studies conducted in both developing and developed countries, selected papers of PhD students from different academic backgrounds identify legal and institutional gaps and explore possible policy options for decision makers to be able to better protect environmental migrants. As the findings of the Academy and case studies presented in this volume reveal, human mobility is not always adverse to community development but in some circumstances may help build resilience. Better understanding the opportunities and impacts of migration, and how to protect those displaced by disaster, can help governments to improve their climate adaptation strategies. So, too can improving cooperation among neighboring states with shared natural resources and among countries of migration origin and destination.To do this effectively, governments will need to rethink existing disaster planning, migration policy, and institutional frameworks.

    UNU Topics of Focus Migration
    Keyword Opportunities
    Migration
    Governments
    Policy
    Adaptation strategies
    Cooperation
    Neighboring states
    Copyright Holder UNU-EHS
    Copyright Year 2011
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 18161154
    ISBN 9783939923503
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