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Dina Ionesco

Let’s Talk About Climate Migrants, Not Climate Refugees

Why would a UN Migration Agency argue against giving people displaced due to climatic reasons a climate-specific legal status? Dina Ionesco, from the International Organization for Migration, shares 10 aspects that define human mobility that the status ‘climate refugees’ fails to address.

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  • The level of visibility of climate migrants in migration and climate debates
  • The implications or downsides of establishing a specific legal status of “climate refugees”