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
Date Written: July 23, 2008
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
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