Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, and Marine Living Resources: A More Nuanced Approach to Common But Differentiated Responsibilities for the Ocean

Carbon and Climate Law (2018 Forthcoming)

17 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2017 Last revised: 22 Jul 2017

Date Written: July 18, 2017

Abstract

Nations’ impacts on the ocean and their impacts on climate change are linked, especially given the synergistic interactions among these impacts on the two largest global commons — the atmosphere and the ocean. This article argues that climate change mitigation law, as represented internationally by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its follow-on agreements, can better reflect nations’ broader Common But Differentiated Responsibilities by taking ocean impacts into account — in particular, contributions to ocean acidification and to marine fishing.

Keywords: CBDR, climate change, ocean acidification, fishing, synergy, common but differentiated responsibilities

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis, Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, and Marine Living Resources: A More Nuanced Approach to Common But Differentiated Responsibilities for the Ocean (July 18, 2017). Carbon and Climate Law (2018 Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3004665

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

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Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

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