Climate Change and Common But Differentiated Responsibilities for the Ocean
11:4 Carbon & Climate Law Review 325-334 (2017) (EU)
16 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2017 Last revised: 21 Nov 2017
Date Written: October 17, 2017
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 (CBDR) by taking ocean impacts into account—in particular, contributions to ocean acidification and to marine fishing.
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Keywords: CBDR, Common but Differentiated Responsibilities, Ocean, UNFCCC, Framework Convention, Fishing, Ocean Acidification
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