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World Bank presses NZ on climate refugees

Tuesday 9 May 17 11:00am

THE WORLD BANK says New Zealand should accept more migrants from the Pacific to pre-empt a flood of climate refugees.

In a new paper looking at labour mobility in the Pacific, the bank says that the worsening impacts of climate change provide a “new moral imperative” for New Zealand and Australia to provide open access for Pacific peoples.

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