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Migration in the UNFCCC Workstream on Loss and Damage: An Assessment of Alternative Framings and Conceivable Responses

Migration in the UNFCCC Workstream on Loss and Damage: An Assessment of Alternative Framings and... Abstract Discourses on ‘climate migration’ have played an instrumental role in initiating negotiations on loss and damage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Yet, to date, the framing of climate migration has not been clear: it has been considered as a tool for reducing loss and damage (hence essentially a form of adaptation) or, alternatively, as a source of loss and damage for the migrants or for other concerned communities. Moreover, proposed approaches to address climate migration as a form of loss and damage have extended beyond compensation, and remain controversial among developed nations. In the highly politicized field of migration governance, however, this article submits that policy support and guidance in addressing loss and damage could prompt dangerous forms of political interference, such as the imposition of a Western objective of containing migrants to the Global South. It is thus suggested that top-down migration policies may not help vulnerable nations who face loss and damage in the context of climate migration. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Transnational Environmental Law Cambridge University Press

Migration in the UNFCCC Workstream on Loss and Damage: An Assessment of Alternative Framings and Conceivable Responses

Transnational Environmental Law , Volume 6 (1): 23 – Apr 6, 2016

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Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Copyright
© Cambridge University Press 2016 
ISSN
2047-1033
eISSN
2047-1025
DOI
10.1017/S2047102516000078
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Abstract

Abstract Discourses on ‘climate migration’ have played an instrumental role in initiating negotiations on loss and damage under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Yet, to date, the framing of climate migration has not been clear: it has been considered as a tool for reducing loss and damage (hence essentially a form of adaptation) or, alternatively, as a source of loss and damage for the migrants or for other concerned communities. Moreover, proposed approaches to address climate migration as a form of loss and damage have extended beyond compensation, and remain controversial among developed nations. In the highly politicized field of migration governance, however, this article submits that policy support and guidance in addressing loss and damage could prompt dangerous forms of political interference, such as the imposition of a Western objective of containing migrants to the Global South. It is thus suggested that top-down migration policies may not help vulnerable nations who face loss and damage in the context of climate migration.

Journal

Transnational Environmental LawCambridge University Press

Published: Apr 6, 2016

Keywords: Climate change; Migration; Loss and damage; Warsaw International Mechanism on Loss and Damage; UNFCCC Workstream on Loss and Damage; Paris Agreement

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