FN, Tuvalu & Klimaforandringer

Sigrid Dam Gersbøll, Jessica Mésóke Marchet & Matilde Walter Fønss

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This study seeks to investigate issues concerning climate change and ‘climate refugees’ and
how these concepts are being used in different settings. The study builds upon an analysis of
two speeches held by representatives from the small island state, Tuvalu, in the pacific ocean.
This state has the prospect of becoming one of the first sovereign states that is forced to
relocate from their country because of the consequences of climate change. Based on an
analysis this study furthermore investigates, how Tuvalu through speeches is received by the
United Nations, and how this organization stands on issues of ‘climate refugees’. The study
concludes that Tuvalus position as ‘the Other’ is maintained, even though they try to position
themselves as equal members of the UN, with no regard to the division between the Global
North and South. Furthermore, it is concluded that the concept of ‘climate refugees’ is diffuse
and elusive, which might call for a definition of climate change and the following
consequences in the UN Declaration of Human Rights.

UddannelserKultur- og Sprogmødestudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2018
Antal sider61
VejledereLars Jensen


  • Tuvalu
  • FN
  • Klimaforandringer
  • klimaflygtninge
  • klimamigranter
  • retorisk analyse
  • postkolonial
  • global syd
  • global nord