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Sinking islands, shrinking maritime entitlements: Is a new rule of international law needed to protect and promote offshore minerals exploration and mining?

Follett, Emily


Under current rules, rising sea levels could result in significant cuts to maritime zone entitlements, particularly those of island states. Jurisdictional uncertainty poses risks to offshore mineral exploration and exploitation activities, thereby depleting the income and other benefits generated by such activities to host states. Developing small island states, which are among the most vulnerable to sea-level rise and the least responsible for climate change (a key cause of sea-level rise) -...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental and Planning Law Journal


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