2016 研究助成 Research Grant Program  /  (A)共同研究助成  
(Grant Number)
(Project Title)
Measures for Smooth Livelihood Re-establishment of Climate Refugees from Island States in the Pacific: Towards harmonization of climate refugees and the residents of host community
中山 幹康
Mikiyasu Nakayama
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
(Grant Amount)
企画書・概要 (Abstract of Project Proposal)


    Some islands states in the Pacific are supposed to be submerged by sea level rise within 30 to 50 years. People of these nations will be obliged to relocate to other countries as climate refugees. New methodology should be established so that these climate refugees may re-establish their livelihood after relocation by maintaining a good relationship with the host community. Climate refugees may have as long as a couple of decades for planning relocation. This feature should be taken into consideration for planning. We plan to examine the effectiveness of some modalities for relocation such as "slow-onset relocation of climate refugees", "relocation as individuals not as groups", "Securing jobs in the sectors appreciated by the host community" and "harmonization with the host community through exchange of the second generation". Policy recommendations towards "creation of new societal value" will be developed and shown to the islands states in the Pacific, host countries of future climate refugees, and international donors, so that they may better address the issue of climate refugees.

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