Resilience and Vulnerability in Property Systems: Rising Sea Levels and Local Relocations in Solomon Islands

  • Fitzpatrick, Daniel (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Monson, Rebecca (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The project collects data on local relocations caused by rising sea levels in Solomon Islands. It tests a conceptual framework for analysing resilience and vulnerability in property systems, including the capacity to provide land for sustainable and inclusive resettlement. While there is emerging international law work on climate change refugees, there is relatively little scholarship on sustainable local relocation for displaced peoples. The project is timely given Solomon Islands government plans for new laws and guidelines on resettlement of communities affected by climate change. The project outcomes will contribute to the literature on law and collective action in response to climate change.
Effective start/end date13/05/1313/05/20