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Chaplin on government response to climate change & forced migration | ESPMI Network

March 14, 2017

Forced migration and Climate change
A view of a section of Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. Photo Credit: UNHCR

Ph.D. student Tracy Chaplin published an article in Emerging Scholars and Practitioners on Migration Issues on how the American government should respond to climate change and migration.

She urges the government to recognize climate-displaced peoples as a category deserving of legal protection, be it through expansion of the existing Refugee Convention or the creation of a new, independent category.

Chaplin’s research is focused on water security in marginalized communities on the front lines of climate change, including First Nation Peoples of North America, Indigenous Peoples of Peru, and Aboriginal Peoples of Australia.

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