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Immigration policies need review for climate migrants

Written by  Asian Pacific Post Monday, 22 December 2014 09:41
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Citing natural disasters in the Philippines, Africa and South Asia, a new study co-authored by Simon Fraser University researchers recommends that the federal government create a new immigration class of “climate migrants” to help address the mounting global human displacement associated with climate change.

In "Preparing BC for Climate Migration," the authors also recommend Canada implement immigration targets and programs to ensure the country absorbs its fair share of those migrants.

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