School of Geography

Combined action on climate change and modern slavery presents new opportunities, research finds

New research from Nottingham Rights Lab and the University of Nottingham School of Geography shows that combined climate change and modern slavery responses are currently lacking but there are opportunities available to reduce increasing vulnerabilities in affected communities.

Researchers found that climate change is a driving factor in promoting modern slavery, and that current recommendations focused on addressing the two topics were limited in their scope and usefulness for policymakers. 

Currently, policies to address modern slavery and climate change are treated as separate entities. Researchers therefore call for the two issues to be addressed together to allow for effective strategies to be put in place. 

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Posted on Friday 16th February 2024

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