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Paddington: a bear crossing borders

The Paddington Bear stories and film are modern fables about the treatment of refugees. The Paddington film raises important questions about the legal status of people fleeing disasters, and makes a powerful case for the humane treatment of all migrants.

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Paddington: a bear crossing borders

The Paddington Bear stories and film are modern fables about the treatment of refugees. The Paddington film raises important questions about the legal status of people fleeing disasters, and makes a powerful case for the humane treatment of all migrants.

Forced migration and the climate change negotiations

Phillip Warren The notion that climate change will cause extensive and largely unprecedented human migration likely comes as no surprise to readers of this blog. Rising seas, changing weather patterns, and increasing frequency and intensity of severe weather events...

Video lecture: the crisis in Syria and role of climate change

We were delighted to be part of IIED’s event Conflict, Climate and Migration in Syria – did the media get it right? This talk makes the case that there are powerful connections between climate change and the conflict in Syria. However, the story given by the...

Climate change and colonial history make a toxic combination

New research linking climate and conflict might actually tell us more about colonialism New research points to a powerful link between climate change and armed conflict. It also finds that countries that are ethnically mixed are more likely to experience this kind of...

Syria and climate change: did the media get it right?

​ In 2015 the media exploded with stories about the link between climate change and the violence in Syria. But did they get it right? This digital report argues that while there are important links between climate change and the Syrian situation, the media has got it...

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