Global Commons: Issues, Concerns and Strategies presents a comprehensive international perspective on the global commons—natural resource domains that are not subject to national jurisdictions and are accessible to all nations. These include the oceans, atmosphere and outer space, and specific locations such as Antarctica. Due to their critical importance in maintaining human lives and livelihoods, and their vulnerability to depletion, the collaborative preservation of the global commons is of great relevance to all human communities. Leading world powers, such as France, are increasingly adopting environmental policies as key to their functioning as democracies. After the Paris Climate Conference, there has been a spurt in cooperation between major nations, such as France and India, in the fight against climate change. This book provides exhaustive coverage of all the major facets of preservation of the global commons. It will, therefore, prove indispensable to all stakeholders in a new, just and sustainable world order.
Chapter 6: International Legal Challenges of Climate Refugees
International Legal Challenges of Climate Refugees
The climate refugee is an emerging concept which has far-reaching impact on economic, legal and social activities at both national and international levels. The problem of climate refugees, in a general sense, refers to human displacement caused by climate change at a large scale. Climate change is the global factor that affects all living beings in the world. Ironically, the consistency of the impact varies from one human to another and from one region to another. While discussing the consistency of impact resulting from climate change, the concept of ‘common but differentiated responsibility’ comes into play.
The issue of climate refugees is increasingly discussed in recent days. Nonetheless, this ...