A Brief Study on African Climate Refugees: An Approach towards Environmental Injustice and Recognition
Research Developments in Arts and Social Studies Vol. 3,
6 May 2022
The study's goal is to look at the implications of climate change on the African continent, which has seen the consequences of environmental and climate change, including "environmental displacement" or "climate refugees." The findings show that, despite the fact that the phenomenon of "climate refugees" has become visible in Africa, and despite Africa's concrete efforts, the lack of international recognition of the term "climate refugee," as well as a lack of environmental justice in distributing the burdens of global warming, remains an impediment to Africa's for solving this issue. As a result, international collaboration is essential to find common ground. The study's significance lies in demonstrating the inadequacy of African efforts to eliminate the phenomenon of environmental refugees, as well as the lack of international efforts to build a legal framework to address the issue. The main objective of this paper is to Clarify the problematic concept of “Climate Refugee”; Determining the negative effects on the African continent that are resulting from environmental degradation; which had been a result of climate change; and Evaluating the African efforts to combat the phenomenon.
- climate refugee
- climate change
- environmental justice