Potential Causes of Action for Climate Change Damages in International Fora: The Law of the Sea Convention

International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 27-51, 2006

25 Pages Posted: 17 Sep 2006  

William C. G. Burns

American University - Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment (FCEA)

Abstract

The article focuses on the potential impacts of climate change on ocean ecosystems and coastal resources and explores the prospects for bringing causes of action under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The article also includes a discussion of the potential barriers to such a cause of action.

Keywords: Climate change, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, UNCLOS, climate change litigation

JEL Classification: K32, K33

Suggested Citation

Burns, William C. G., Potential Causes of Action for Climate Change Damages in International Fora: The Law of the Sea Convention. International Journal of Sustainable Development Law & Policy, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 27-51, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=930438

William C.G. Burns (Contact Author)

American University - Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment (FCEA) ( email )

Washington, DC
United States

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