Skip to main content

Climate-Induced Migration and the Compact of Free Association (COFA): Limitations and Opportunities for the Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands - Policy Brief

Dates

Publication Date

Citation

Maxine Burkett, Brittany Wheeler, and Kevin Morris, 2019, Climate-Induced Migration and the Compact of Free Association (COFA): Limitations and Opportunities for the Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands: The Marshall Islands Climate and Migration Project (MICMP).

Summary

This policy brief explores the relationship between COFA and the Marshallese experience under the conditions of a changing climate and a documented increase in migration. It begins by providing a legal overview of the History of the Strategic Trust Territories of the Pacific and Nuclear Tests, as well as the COFA Compact Negotiations and the Nuclear Legacy. Following this, it focuses on key Migration Status information found within COFA, coupled with more general comments on Recent Migration Trends. The brief then reviews COFA and MICMP Research Findings, presenting the challenges and opportunities the Marshallese currently face within the RMI and in destination states (Hawai‘i, Washington, and Oregon) with respect to three indicators [...]

Contacts

Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

MICMP2019_COFAPolicyBrief.pdf 5.6 MB application/pdf

Communities

  • National and Regional Climate Adaptation Science Centers
  • Pacific Islands CASC

Associated Items

Tags

Categories
Organization
Science Themes
Native Communities
Types

Provenance

Data source
Input directly

Additional Information

Citation Extension

citationTypePolicy Brief
journalThe Marshall Islands Climate and Migration Project (MICMP)

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...