Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Ocean Acidification: The Potential Impacts on Ocean Biodiversity

SAVING BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, Springer, 2008

10 Pages Posted: 25 Jul 2008 Last revised: 23 Oct 2009

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William C. G. Burns

Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University

Date Written: July 23, 2008

Abstract

This chapter focuses on the potential impacts of rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide related to anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions on ocean ecosystems in the context of ocean acidification. The chapter also suggests the legal and policy implications of ocean acidification, with a focus on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol.

Keywords: Climate change, ocean acidification, oceans, ecosystems, biodiversity, Kyoto Protocol, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Burns, William C.G., Anthropogenic Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Ocean Acidification: The Potential Impacts on Ocean Biodiversity (July 23, 2008). SAVING BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, Springer, 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1171789

William C.G. Burns (Contact Author)

Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy, American University ( email )

Washington, DC
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.american.edu/sis/centers/carbon-removal/

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