• Corpus ID: 169728937

Climate Migration in Canada: A Case Study of Lennox Island, PEI

  title={Climate Migration in Canada: A Case Study of Lennox Island, PEI},
  author={H. Brooks},
  • H. Brooks
  • Published 1 April 2018
  • Political Science
The community of Lennox Island, Canada will require relocation due to climate change-induced erosion and sea-level rise. The Canadian government is not yet prepared for climate migration events. There are varying social and economic challenges to community relocations. For this reason, it can be useful to learn from past forced relocation events within Canada and climate migrations abroad. This study uses the precedent of Newtok, Alaska’s climate migration to determine measures that should be… 

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