Vol. 5, Issue 2 (2019)
Climate Induced Migration: Plight of the ‘Environment Refugees’ in south pacific Islands
Author(s): Kankana Debnath
Abstract: This age can be roughly called the age of climate change. The global warming has set off various negative consequences. Migration due to extreme weather conditions is one of them. The Pacific Island nations are among the most vulnerable regions which are gripped by the negative consequences. The migrations taking place in this region has climate change one of its primary causes. The sea level rise, salination of ground water, cyclones are some of the resultant outbreaks of extreme climatic condition which is destroying habitats at an alarming rate. The population which is forced to migrate becomes the refugees and their conditions are subjected to severe human rights violation in some countries. The plight of these displaced population are worth studied and what the international community can do for them is discussed in the paper.