Ocean-based climate action and human rights implications under the International Climate Change Regime

Morgera, Elisa, Lennan, Mitchell, Kulovesi, Kati, La Bianca, Giulia, Niner, Holly J., Harrould-Kolieb, Ellycia, Recio Piva, Eugenia, Hills, Jeremy, Ntona, Mara, Lancaster, Alana Malinde S. N., Strand, Mia, Snow, Bernadette, Erwin, Kira, Shannon, Lynne, Rees, Sian, Hyder, Kieran ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1428-5679, Engelhard, Georg and Howell, Kerry (2023) Ocean-based climate action and human rights implications under the International Climate Change Regime. International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, 38 (3). pp. 411-446. ISSN 0927-3522

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Abstract

After drawing attention to the crucial role of marine biodiversity, including that of deep-sea ecosystems, in current scientific understanding of the ocean-climate nexus, this article highlights the limited extent to which the international climate change regime has so far addressed the ocean. The focus then shifts to how the international climate change regime could contribute to the protection of marine biodiversity as part of mitigation, adaptation and finance, taking into account human rights impacts and standards, drawing a comparison with REDD+. The article concludes with an original proposal, inspired by the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, to develop urgent, synergistic approaches to ocean- and human rights-based climate action through a multi-actor coalition, including different international treaties and United Nations bodies, to 'protect and restore the ocean's contributions to climate regulation, human well-being and planetary health'.

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Additional Information: Funding Information: All of the authors of this article, except for Kati Kulovesi, Ellycia Harrould-Kolieb and Eugenia Recio Piva, are members of the UKRI GCRF One Ocean Hub. This article draws from research undertaken by these authors under the One Ocean Hub, which is a collaborative research programme for sustainable development funded by United Kingdom Research and Innovation ( UKRI ) through the Global Challenges Research Fund ( GCRF ) (Grant Ref: NE /S008950/1). All of the authors would like to thank Professors David Freestone and Michael Mehling for their helpful comments and useful feedback on earlier versions of this article. Publisher Copyright: © 2023 Brill Nijhoff. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: biodiversity,finance,human rights,international climate change regime,ocean-climate nexus,oceanography,geography, planning and development,environmental science(all),management, monitoring, policy and law,law,sdg 3 - good health and well-being,sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1900/1910
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2023 03:19
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2023 03:00
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/93767
DOI: 10.1163/15718085-bja10142

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