The Third Generation Project
Rethinking Rights, Informing Change
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Climate Migration and Displacement

There remains no internationally accepted definition of ‘climate refugee’, nor are there any legal rights allocated to such a term. Yet, studies predict mass displacement and migration will continue to rise due to more severe environmental catastrophes and/or violence in response to increased demand on resources, particularly in low-income regions of the world.

We are committed to studying and linking existing health and socio-economic infrastructure and human rights institutions and cultures to climate change-induced displacement and migration. It is imperative more than ever that mass migrations caused by climate change are understood under this lens so that the world can begin seeing and reacting to our current reality. 

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