Environment factors should be part of refugee status

Children in the village of Tebikenikora, on Kiribati’s main Tarawa atoll. Will they have to move one day as a result of climate change? UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

People who are forced to leave their homes because of environmental factors should be considered refugees, according to a non-government organisation, attending the recent migrant and refugee summit at the UN.

Rising sea levels and environmental disasters are increasingly driving people to find new places to live.

Eleonor Mitch, represents the International Centre of Comparative Environmental Law based in Limoges, France.

Isabelle Dupuis began by asking her for a definition of comparative environmental law.

Duration: 3’01″

 

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