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Global Climate Change and Environmental Refugees

Nature, Framework and Legality

  • Offers insights in understanding climate refugees

  • Considers lawful migration opportunities and legal recognition of climate refugees

  • Cross-border human displacement

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Aftermath of Calamities on Migration

    • Deepmala Ghosh
    Pages 1-17
  3. Historical Evolution of Climate Refugee Concepts

    • Anurag Mishra, Shashvat Singh
    Pages 19-33
  4. Major Impact of Global Climate Change in Atmospheric, Hydrospheric and Lithospheric Context

    • Monika Yadav, Hardik Giri Gosai, Gurudatta Singh, Abhilaksha Singh, Arvind Kumar Singh, Ravindra Pratap Singh et al.
    Pages 35-55
  5. Drivers of Climate Migration

    • Abhay Punia, Ravindra Pratap Singh, Nalini Singh Chauhan
    Pages 57-75
  6. Climate Refugees: Arriving at a Possible Framework

    • Sumedha Chatterjee
    Pages 185-198
  7. Parameters for the Study of Climate Refugees

    • Seda Yıldırım, Seda H. Bostancı, Durmuş Çağrı Yıldırım
    Pages 199-214

About this book

This book explores the possibilities of understanding the concept of climate refugees in order to ascribe to a consensual agreement that climate refugees are evident and this situation is a reality.

A framework to study both empirically and theoretically is presented in a detailed manner so that it may become a resource for understanding the challenges of climate refugees.

Through discussion and analysis the book presents potential answers to such questions as:

●        Why has the international system been so short-sighted and has not given importance to the problems of climate migrants and refugees?

●        How to identify a climate refugee?

●        How do you justify a climate refugee or a migrant?

●        What are internally displaced people? Should we call them just refugees?

The book covers the interdisciplinary nature of climate refugees and the perspectives of social science. The empirical findings provides an edge to holistically understanding climate refugees.

This book discusses the concept of, what really is a climate refugee, and the necessary factors to make it an important part of the climate discourse. The legality of the term is missing in international parlance, and the academic discourse should provide the necessary critique required for the evolution of the subject under study. Therefore, the major objective of the book is to make the subject of climate migration known to all.


Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

    Pardeep Singh

  • Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

    Bendangwapang Ao

  • Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India

    Anamika Yadav

About the editors

Pardeep Singh is presently working as Assistant professor (Department of Environmental Studies , PGDAV College, University of Delhi New Delhi India). He obtained his doctorate from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi. The area of his doctoral research is environmental management. He has published more than 75 research and review papers in the international journals in the fields of waste management. He has also edited  45 books in the field of environment and waste management with reputed publishers like Springer nature , Elsevier , CRC and Wiley.

Bendangwapang Ao is Doctoral fellow  at Centre for African Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He also has an MPhil in International Relations from the JNU. Prior to that he has done his Masters in Forestry Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal. He is currently working on the topic of environmental policies and global climate change . He is also a recipient of the ICSSR full time Doctoral Fellowship.  His area of interest includes environmental policies, climate change negotiation, sustainability, and international relations.

Anamika Yadav works with the Centre for Science and Environment, a policy and advocacy think-tank based out of New Delhi, India. Here, she is working to find sustainable answers to the unsustainable food systems and green circular economy and global climate change .. She is also a Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research explores the debates around the green circular economy. She has experience working with social, academic, and research organisations in different capacities.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Global Climate Change and Environmental Refugees

  • Book Subtitle: Nature, Framework and Legality

  • Editors: Pardeep Singh, Bendangwapang Ao, Anamika Yadav

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-24833-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-24832-0Published: 19 February 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-24835-1Published: 20 February 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-24833-7Published: 18 February 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 266

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Migration, Environmental Policy, Sociology, general, Social Policy, Climate, general, Human Geography

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Softcover Book USD 139.99
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