Alan E. Nash, "Environmental refugees: Consequences and policies from a western perspective", Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, vol. 3, Article ID 675342, 12 pages, 1999. https://doi.org/10.1155/S1026022699000242
Environmental refugees: Consequences and policies from a western perspective
Using Canada as an example, this paper argues that the phenomenon of the environmental refugee poses a series of important public policy issues for countries of resettlement. Arguing that Canada has an obligation to aid environmental refugees, for reasons of both self-interest and self-sacrifice, the paper then explores those reasons that have, so far, prevented Canada acting on these obligations. These lie, the paper argues, in a conjunction of both present public opinion and government practice. It is therefore in these realms that action to remove impediments to policy change must now occur.
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