New Zealand’s new government plans to create the world’s first humanitarian visa for climate refugees.
If the policy goes ahead, 100 Pacific Islanders could be granted access to New Zealand on the basis that their lives are at risk from rising seas.
The commitment to tackle climate injustice should be applauded, but there are significant considerations that have to be taken into account when developing humanitarian climate policies.
SOURCE: Hall, Nina (2017). Six things New Zealand’s new government needs to do to make climate refugee visas work. The Conversation, 30 November 2017.
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