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The United Nations University (UNU) is the academic arm of the United Nations (UN). It bridges the academic world and the UN system. Its goal is to develop sustainable solutions for current and future problems of humankind in all aspects of life. Through a problem-oriented and interdisciplinary approach it aims at applied research and education on a global scale. UNU was founded in 1973 and is an autonomous organ of the UN General Assembly. The University comprises headquarters Tokyo, Japan, and more than a dozen Institutes and Programmes worldwide.

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Policy and Institutional Mechanisms to Address the Needs of Climate-Related Migrants

The third UNU-EHS Research Brief presents the results of the 2010 Summer Academy on Social Vulnerability. The main messages point towards proactive policy discussion about current and expected impacts of climate change on society, and ways to adjust current institutional management of migration and displacement to manage some of these changes. Editors are Michelle Leighton, Xiaomeng Shen, Koko Warner and Michael Zissener.

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