Climate Change Refugees – Part 2

The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees is the legal document that defines who is a refugee, spells out their rights and imposes legal obligations on states to assist them and grant asylum to bona fide refugees. The Syrian refugees were fleeing the devastation and perils of the civil war in Syria.  They were not climate change refugees, even … Read more

Climate Change Refugees (1st of two comments)

Last year approximately one million refugees fleeing from the civil war in Syria sought asylum somewhere in the world.  The largest group of refugees risked their lives travelling to Europe.  Many perished en route when the small, overloaded boats taking them to Greece sank or capsized. Everyone has seen the pictures of the grief of … Read more

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