Climate Change and Common But Differentiated Responsibilities for the Ocean

11:4 Carbon & Climate Law Review 325-334 (2017) (EU)

University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 236

16 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2017 Last revised: 21 Nov 2017

Date Written: October 17, 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 (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

Suggested Citation

Craig, Robin Kundis, Climate Change and Common But Differentiated Responsibilities for the Ocean (October 17, 2017). 11:4 Carbon & Climate Law Review 325-334 (2017) (EU), University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 236, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3054582

Robin Kundis Craig (Contact Author)

USC Gould School of Law ( email )

699 Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

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