3 Reasons Why the Paris Climate Talks Should Put the Migrant Crisis at the Top of Its Agenda

The negotiations should strongly consider how climate change affects the migrant crisis, argues New Internationalist Digital Editor Chris Spannos. The recent images from Europe and the Middle East of people fleeing war and persecution has shocked the world in both horror and tragedy. What role does climate change play in the displacement of people? This December, countries from around the world will meet in Paris for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. The conference will aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius, which is necessary to avoid the most disastrous effects of climate change. Here are 3 reasons why the migrant crisis should be at the top the agenda during the Paris negotiations. Reason 1: Climate change... read more
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3 Reasons Why the Paris Climate Talks Should Put the Migrant Crisis at the Top of Its Agenda