A fresh approach to “climate change migration” requires including the voices of those whose lives and homes are in the greatest danger. Global migration planning and policies must start with community-based, participatory research that can better prepare communities for both sudden and slow onset natural disasters associated with a changing climate. Carol Farbotko, a Human Geographer from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CISRO) provides seven steps towards reframing “climate change migration,” with human security as its starting point.

1) Decarbonize the global economy

2) Do not make assumptions

3) Adopt a mobilities perspective

4) Direct more resources to disaster prevention and in situ adaptation to slow-onset climate change impacts

5) Start from the community scale and build upwards

6) Create real opportunities for people living in highly vulnerable places to be active agents in shaping their future

7) Stop sensationalizing climate change and displacement
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