Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy
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The book also describes regional and national approaches and challenges in responding to ocean acidification. The special vulnerabilities of the Arctic, Antarctic and South Pacific are highlighted. Limited responses by regional sea programmes and regional fisheries management organizations are summarized. Case studies are provided from Australia, Brazil, China and the United States.
This discerning Research Handbook will be a welcome read for policy makers and students with an interest in the laws and policies of marine governance and climate change. This will also be an ideal read for those who are interested in the pressing environmental issues facing the world community.
This important Research Handbook provides a guide to navigating the tangled array of laws and policies available to counter the ominous threats of ocean acidification. It investigates the limitations and opportunities for addressing ocean acidification under national, regional and global governance frameworks, including multilateral environmental agreements, law of the sea and human rights instruments.
?. . . the edited collection makes for an excellent contribution to the literature on ocean acidification. Many of the contributions address issues that have not yet received much scholarly attention, while those that cover more familiar topics provide new perspectives and track recent developments in the legal and policy response to ocean acidification. Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy certainly succeeds in providing ?a navigational guide to the tangled currents? of responding to ocean acidification at the global, regional and national levels. For this, the editors and the contributors are to be commended. Hopefully this guide will not only be the basis for further scholarly investigation of the different challenges ocean acidification presents, but will also be read by policymakers at different levels of governance and go some way to steering them towards more effective responses to continuing ocean acidification.?
1 Introduction to the Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy 1
David L VanderZwaag, Nilu?fer Oral, and Tim Stephens
PART I SCIENTIFIC CONTEXT
2 Ocean acidification: scientific understanding and challenges 11
Dan Laffoley, John M Baxter, Elizabeth B Jewett, Maureen T Brooks and
Nelson A Lagos
PART II GLOBAL LAW AND POLICY
3 Implications of the Paris Agreement for Action on Ocean Acidification
within the UNFCCC 24
Ellycia R Harrould-Kolieb
4 Ocean acidification and multilateral environmental agreements 37
Naporn Popattanachai and Elizabeth A Kirk
5 Maritime transport and ocean acidification 53
Beatriz Martinez Romera
6 Ocean acidification and a new treaty on marine biodiversity in areas
beyond national jurisdiction 61
7 Food security, fisheries and ocean acidification: a human rights based approach 74
Hilal Elver and Nilu?fer Oral
PART III REGIONAL LAW AND POLICY
8 Regional seas programmes and ocean acidification 94
9 Regional fisheries bodies and ocean acidification 123
10 Ocean acidification and the Arctic: regional scientific and governance
Nadja Steiner and David L VanderZwaag
11 Southern Ocean acidification and the Antarctic Treaty System 164
Karen N Scott
12 Ocean acidification and Pacific Island countries and territories:
sounding the alarm on an existential threat 179
Clement Yow Mulalap
PART IV NATIONAL LAW AND POLICY
13 Ocean acidification: science, policy and law in Australia 201
Ellycia R Harrould-Kolieb and Tim Stephens
14 Brazilian policy and law review on ocean acidification and climate
change: achievements and challenges 220
Maria Helena Fonseca de Souza Rolim and Victor Alencar Mayer Feitosa Ventura
15 Ocean acidification and China?s response 238
Jiayu Bai and Jiaxin Sui
16 The battle against ocean acidification in the United States 260
Sherry P Broder