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The problem of environmental refugees
The problem of environmental refugees

Author(s): Martina MANFREDI
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Institutul European
Keywords: environmental refugees; immigration; displacement; ecological; natural disasters; climate change.

Summary/Abstract: Environmental refugees, not included in the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees or in the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, are in fact becoming a pressing problem. The continual rise in migration for environmental reasons has led governments to acknowledge a new category of refugees: environmental refugees. The number of environmental refugees, as estimated by the IOM, could reach 200-250 millions of people by 2050; it is therefore absolutely necessary to redefine the notion of refugee to provide the same international protection as is granted to "traditional" refugees (as defined by the Geneva Convention on the Status of Refugees).

  • Issue Year: II/2014
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 158-164
  • Page Count: 7