Climate Change: Globally Yours! 2
In the case of climate change, refugee policy must be developed, and this new concept must be urgently adopted at the national level. Some states have already developed legal frameworks and national strategies to address the problems associated with the negative climate change’s impact on migration; one of the most emerging climate change challenges arises when developing new migration policies due to the current terminology. At the point of climate refugee policy, a legal basis should be established by taking into account people who have migrated from devastated lands or who have no chance to migrate and who are somewhat, as Heslin defined, “trapped.”3 This piece questions whether international law provides a sustainable and effective legal framework to regulate climate-induced problems, i.e. climate-induced migration and the right to life.