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Climate change threatens the existence of the Caribbean region, warns experts


Climate change puts Caribbean region at risk of large-scale migration, with estimates suggesting that by 2050, up to 216 million people globally could be displaced by climate-related events. The Caribbean is particularly vulnerable due to its small island states and limited financial resources, and already faces negative impacts such as sea level rise, coral bleaching, and extreme weather events. Despite establishing agreements on migration and disaster risk management, progress has been hindered by economic and financial constraints, as well as the impact of COVID-19. Defining “climate migration” and establishing international legal frameworks to provide protection for those affected by climate change is crucial, as is cooperation among Caribbean nations, international institutions, and larger economies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and develop migration policies.

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