Evaluating Climate Migration


Detraz, Nicole, and Leah Windsor. 2014. “Evaluating Climate Migration.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 16 (1): 127–46. doi:10.1080/14616742.2013.789640.

Authors: Nicole Detraz, Leah Windsor


Climate change will negatively impact human communities and ecosystems, including driving increased food insecurity, increased exposure to disease, loss of livelihood and worsening poverty. Recent climate debates have focused attention on climate migrants, people who are displaced by the ecological stresses caused by climate change. To date, these debates have focused a great deal of attention on state security issues and have left the gender implications largely unexplored. In this article we examine the securitization of climate migration debates through gender lenses. We find that gender helps reveal and focus attention on the human security implications of climate migration and offers a useful discourse for climate policymaking.

Keywords: climate change, climate migration, gender and migration, human security, security

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Migration, Environment, Climate Change, Gender, Gender Analysis, Livelihoods, Security, Human Security

Year: 2014

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