Climate change and migration

Lessons from Oceania

Authored by: John R. Campbell , Richard D. Bedford

Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138794313
eBook ISBN: 9781315759302
Adobe ISBN: 9781317638773

10.4324/9781315759302.ch34

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Abstract

When opening a flood evacuation centre in the village of Welagi early in 2015, the Prime Minister of Fiji stated that

in 50 years or so [places like Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Marshall Islands] may no longer exist. And we may have to give some of these people homes in Fiji…[b]ecause we will never turn our backs on our island neighbours.

(Bainimarama 2015)

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