How should policymakers respond to the reality and future prospect of vast populations being displaced and relocated in an era of global heating? With climate change looming, anxiety over immigration from the Global South is increasingly fuelled by apocalyptic fears of ecological breakdown.
This volume offers fresh perspectives on the relationship between climate change and human migration, questioning the pessimistic prisms of ‘security’ and market-oriented approaches to ‘adaptation’ that currently guide policy.
Featuring an array of contributions on law, health, care work, rural and urban development by leading scholars, activists, and journalists, Climate Justice and Migration offers coverage of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean across a range of scales and approaches: immersive fieldwork, scholarly and legal analysis, journalistic reportage, and interviews with activists.
In a world increasingly shaped by climate instability and inequality, the contributors make an impassioned call for the incorporation of justice within frameworks of environmental and migration governance.