Climate refugees

Teaching Module

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:

  1. How has climate change affected Louisiana? What measures have been adopted to resettle the climate refugees? What are the challenges in resettlement?
  2. Discuss an example of how climate change could act as a “threat multiplier” in a particular region.
  3. What challenge is being faced by Kiribati , an island republic in the Central Pacific?

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By Mimi Bluestone

Hosted at Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Language: English

Location: Global, Alaska, Louisiana, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati

Grade: High School

Access: Online

Computer Skills: Basic

Discipline: Social Sciences, Humanities, Environmental Sciences, Geography

Discipline Topics: Climate Refugees, Human Migration, Climate Justice

Climate Topics: Climate and the Anthroposphere, Policies, Politics and Environmental Governance, Climate mitigation