Refugees: Climate Change

Home Office written question – answered on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential increase in refugees as a result of loss of land due to rising sea levels.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Climate change is not recognised under the 1951 Refugee Convention and, therefore, cannot be used as a justification for requesting or granting international protection.

Climate change is a reality that requires greater and more coordinated adaptation and mitigation planning.

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