Threatened island nations : legal implications of rising seas and a changing climate

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  • Creator edited by Michael B. Gerrard, Gregory E. Wannier
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
  • Physical Details
    • xix, 639 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9781107025769, 1107025761
  • OCLC ocn810772729


  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.


  • Sea level rise in a changing climate: what do we know? / Mary-Elena Carr [and others] -- When do states disappear? : Thresholds of effective statehood and the continued recognition of "deterritorialized" island states / Jenny Grote Stoutenburg -- The nation ex-situ / Maxine A. Burkett -- Introducing the law of the sea and the legal implications of rising sea levels / Ann Powers and Christopher Stucko-- Options to protect coastlines and secure maritime jurisdictional claims in the face of global sea level rise / Clive Schofield and David Freestone -- Sea level rise and maritime zones : preserving the maritime entitlements of 'disappearing' states / Rosemary Rayfuse -- Human rights and climate change : reflections on international legal issues and potential policy relevance / Siobhán McInerney-Lankford -- Protection of persons displaced as a result of climate change: existing tools and emerging frameworks / Michele Klein Solomon and Koko Warner -- "In the face of looming catastrophe" : a convention for climate-change-displaced persons / David Hodgkinson and Lucy Young -- The national immigration policy options : limits and potential / Katrina M. Wyman -- Domestic law for resettlement of persons displaced by climate change / Leslie A. Stein -- Could a small island successfully sue a big emitter? : Pursuing a legal theory and a venue for climate justice / Jacob David Werksman -- Making good the loss : an assessment of the loss and damage mechanism under the UNFCCC process / Ilona Millar, Catherine Gascoigne, and Elizabeth Caldwell -- Ocean acidification : international legal avenues under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea / Dean Bialek and Judah Ariel -- Securing planetary life sources for future generations : legal actions deriving from the ancient sovereign trust obligation / Mary Christina Wood [and others] -- Transboundary climate challenge to coal : one small step against dirty energy, one giant leap for climate justice / Maketo Robert [and others]
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