The Freedom to Move in Response to Uninhabitability: Enabling Climate Migration by a Nansen-Type Passport
Globally, the 1.5-2°C limit was accepted as the mitigation target to which all countries have to adhere. For adaptation to unavoidable climate change, however, the targets are dispersed, highly contextual and sometimes even contradictory. We need to set specific goals for global adaptation or else risk failure. Our proposal for such a minimum adaptation target: Legitimizing managed migration out of all areas that will become too dangerous to live in.
This article was written by Kira Vinke, Stephen M. Gardiner, Juliana Gaertner, Fanny Thornton & Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. It was first published by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences as part of the book "Resilience of People and Ecosystems under Climate Stress" on July 14th 2023. You can read the full article here.