Climate change will impact all our lives in the coming years and many people will experience extreme events due to climate change resulting in displac e ment , both internally and across international borders . This has become the reality for some already within low-lying archipelago islands within the South Pacific, such as Tuvalu and Kiribati . Despite the certainty of increased climate change- related displacement, there is still no specific frameworks which protect those moving for climate related reasons (see a detail ed discussion here ) . The site of the village of Tebunginako , Kiribati – relocated due to severe coastal erosion and saltwater intrusion (image: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade , Australia) Are people displaced by climate change refugees? Under Article 1(A) of the 1951 Refugee Convention, climate -related displacement do es not constitute ground s for international protection. I will take the essential elements of Article 1(A) i
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