The aim of this article is to demonstrate the benefits of applying adaptation approach in conceptualising the issue of climate-induced population movement and its potential to respond to the main priorities to be addressed in the context of population movement induced by climate change. This article proceeds with Section 2, which provides an overview of the main difficulties to conceptualization of the issue of climate induced population movement from empirical and legal perspectives. Section 3, drawing upon the state of play presented above, identifies the main priorities that have to be addressed. Section 4 focuses on the opportunities the Cancun Adaptation Agreement offers. First, however, I assess in this section the benefits of treating population movement as a matter of adaptation to find out how the adaptation approach can be utilized to integrate relevant provisions of various legal frameworks and how an effective response to the pending climate migration crisis can be developed and implemented.
Recommended CitationMariya Gromilova, Finding Opportunities to Combat the Climate Change Migration Crisis: The Potential of the “Adaptation Approach”, 33 Pace Envtl. L. Rev. 105 (2016)
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