Abstract: Climate migration is felt mostly within countries along the equator. The geographic location of these countries leads to extreme effects of greenhouse gasses. Currently plans to help climate change are difficult to formulate because of poor funding, and political controversy that follows the topic. However, an FMA and a pushed United Nations stance on greenhouse gasses can help push for a change. An FMA will work for the legal coverage of climate migrants and allow for a proper integration.
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Summary: Climate migration is a clear problem facing many people, especially those in countries located on the equator. In order to properly take action there needs to be a push on the United Nations stances on greenhouse gasses, and the implementation of an FMA (free movement agreement). This will lead to there being a delay in climate change’s environmental extremities, a feasible long term solution, and an inclusion of climate migrants to their new countries legal system. Greenhouse gasses are causing a multitude of environmental issues that are forcing climate migrants out of their homeland. There is also a lot of legal controversy that surrounds solutions in conversation with climate change, causing difficulty in finding a solution. In addition to this, funding is low for most if not all climate action plans.
By pushing the United Nations stance on greenhouse gasses and implementing an FMA, there will be the sources necessary to make an impact. The pushing of the United Nations’ stance on greenhouse gas emissions will allow for a unified attack on climate change. Everyone interested can organize with a plan and use the opportunity given. An FMA, or a free movement agreement has been put into action before, and has allowed migrants to move into countries during times of climate crisis. This is a legally feasible option as it has successfully been put to use before. The coverage that the FMA gives to migrants can allow for a successful integration into new countries, therefore subtracting from points of political controversy. An FMA does have some limitations that need to be considered. While implementing an FMA, it is necessary that individuals know what rights that the FMA grants them. Education may be difficult to come by when it comes to legal aspects and human rights. In addition to that, an FMA may also cause a minor form of political controversy. However, a majority of legal solutions have a governing body or political group against them when they cover a lot of land. There are also some positive implications about this solution, because it will change the overall attitude toward climate change. This new awareness will shed light on what is truly happening and help surge even more of a change. In conclusion, action needs to be taken sooner rather than later because our whole planet needs it, not just these countries along the equator.
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