Climate-induced migration and the need for new normative and institutional frameworks [ClimMig]2011 à 2012
Description en anglais
ClimMig looks into the issue of climate-induced migration and the need for new normative and institutional frameworks at global, regional and Austrian level. Climate-induced migration has for a long time been regarded solely as the result of “failed adaptation”. Today it is increasingly recognised that migration can also form part of an adaptation strategy. Existing international legal, normative and institutional frameworks are not deemed to be adequate, however, with regard to both aspects:
- First, there is no adequate protection for persons forced to leave their homes.
- Second, there is no offer of adequate frameworks necessary to make migration work as an adaptation strategy.
The project is based on different migratory scenarios. ClimMig seeks to identify gaps in legal, normative and institutional frameworks at global, regional (European) and Austrian level, and to establish recommendations addressed in particular to Austrian and EU policy makers as to how to overcome the gaps identified. Case studies will be conducted, highlighting the implications of the lack of adequate frameworks.
Partners: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM), Vienne (coord.)