Climate Geoengineering and Dispute Settlement Under UNCLOS and the UNFCCC: Stormy Seas Ahead?
Randall S. Abate, ed., Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).
20 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2014 Last revised: 16 Apr 2020
Date Written: January 1, 2014
This paper considers the potential for the UNCLOS and UNFCCC regimes to be faced with disputes at the intersection between the management of climate change and ocean governance. Using the example of geo-engineering, the chapter considers how tensions between climate mitigation and management and conservation goals are likely to be addressed under the two regimes. The paper explores the capacity of the existing dispute resolutions mechanisms under the two regimes to deal with these tensions, conflicts and overlap.
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