The ethics of climate-induced community displacement and resettlement

Jamie Draper, Catriona McKinnon

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Climate-induced resettlement programs are happening right now in places around the world where populations face high risks from climatic impacts. Burgeoning literatures are considering the ethical implications of climate change more broadly, and the ethics of migration, but the nexus between the two issues has not been given enough attention by moral and political theorists, especially with respect to climate-induced community resettlement. Here, we sketch the key nodes in a debate we think should take place, which will be made even more urgent in the coming decades as climate change impacts on communities least resilient to it.This article is categorized under:Climate, Nature, and Ethics > Climate Change and Global Justice
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere519
Number of pages7
JournalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Climate justice
  • Displacement
  • Ethics
  • Resettlement


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