A teaching module to learn about climate refugees, specific examples of climate change-related migration, challenges in resettling climate refugees, and actions to help people displaced by climate change.
Students will read and discuss climate change as a humanitarian problem; examples of Syria, Kiribati, and Louisiana in the context of climate refugees and the challenges that they face; and possible actions that governments and people can adopt to tackle the crisis.
Use this tool to help your students find answers to:
- How has climate change affected Louisiana? What measures have been adopted to resettle the climate refugees? What are the challenges in resettlement?
- Discuss an example of how climate change could act as a “threat multiplier” in a particular region.
- What challenge is being faced by Kiribati , an island republic in the Central Pacific?
About the Tool
|Tool Name||A Global Challenge: ‘Climate Refugees’|
|Discipline||Social Sciences; Humanities; Environmental Sciences; Geography|
|Topic(s) in Discipline||Climate Refugees, Human Migration, Climate Justice|
|Climate Topic||Climate and the Anthroposphere; Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance; Climate mitigation|
|Type of Tool||Teaching Module|
|Grade Level||High School|
|Papua New Guinea, Kiribati|
|Developed by||Mimi Bluestone|
|Hosted at||Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility|