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Environmental refugees : understanding state inaction to an emerging problem Pautsch, Jessica


The effects of environmental degradation and climate change are likely to prompt a new massive influx of environmental refugees in the near future. As it stands, there is no system in place to deal with this plight. The international refugee regime is dependent on state participation, yet states are reluctant to respond. This paper examines the main barriers to action and looks at the role that norms and norm entrepreneurs could play in addressing the problem.

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