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By Robin Warner, Clive Schofield

Climate switch and the Oceans investigates the results of weather switch at the ocean setting and its implications for maritime actions, either globally and in the Asia Pacific region.

This specific paintings attracts jointly expert opinion from more than a few disciplines to check the affects of weather switch on marine and coastal components and evaluation criminal and coverage responses to the speedily altering ocean setting. matters together with the results on fisheries and marine biodiversity within the Asia Pacific sector, maritime safety, worldwide transport, marine jurisdiction and marine geo-engineering also are explored.

Examining the a number of affects of weather swap at the oceans and ocean established ideas to mitigate the opposed affects of weather swap, this thought-provoking booklet will turn out necessary to lecturers, researchers and scholars within the fields of legislations, atmosphere, ecology and political technological know-how. Oceans and marine environmental policymakers also will locate this to be a vital resource.

Contributors: A. Arsana, M. Haward, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, S. Kaye, R. Kenchington, L. Kirkendale, S. Palassis, C. Rahman, R. Rayfuse, A. Rubio, C. Schofield, R. Warner, %. Winberg

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Neil Adger, Katrina Brown, Declan Conway, Ashley S. Halls, Graham M. Pilling, John D. Reynolds, Neil L. Andrew and Nicholas K. Dulvy (2009), ‘Vulnerability of national economies to the impacts of climate change on fisheries’, Fish and Fisheries 10 (2), 173–196. Barnett, Jon and W. Neil Adger (2007), ‘Climate change, human security and violent conflict’, Political Geography, 26 (6), 643–655. Bradford, John F. (2005), ‘The growing prospects for maritime security cooperation in Southeast Asia’, Naval War College Review, 58 (3), 63–86.

In particular, he canvasses the debates that have emerged in the IMO between developing and developed States over their relative responsibilities to reduce the GHG emissions of their shipping fleets. Palassis views the essence of the debate revolving around the role of developing States in reducing their GHG emissions as their strong reliance on applying the principle of common but differentiated responsibility and their questioning of the appropriateness of applying uniform international standards, which they see as economically disadvantageous.

These simmering disputes highlight the urgency of negotiating creative solutions to maritime disputes to enable equitable access to and distribution of available offshore resources. Many analysts have suggested that joint development arrangements be negotiated to facilitate exploitation of the hydrocarbon resources of the South China Sea, with the resolution of territorial sovereignty claims deferred to accommodate such exploitation. indd 16 11/10/2012 13:13 Legal and policy portents for the Asia Pacific region 17 challenges involved in achieving an agreement acceptable to all parties.

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