NCLOS - One of the contributors to the IPCC report on oceans and ice
The Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea – One of the contributors to the IPCC report on oceans and ice.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just released a special report on the ocean and the cryosphere (i.e. ice) https://www.ipcc.ch/srocc/home/. The report presents disturbing scenarios, including dramatic sea level rise, quicker and increasing ice melting, changes in species migrations, Ocean acidification and other harmful effects on marine biodiversity and ecosystems.
For the first time an IPCC report includes a section on international law and governance. In the section of the chapter on the polar regions addressing governance, the IPCC report cites two articles written by researchers of the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea:
- Professor Ingvild Jakobsen, “Extractive Industries in Arctic: The International Legal Framework for the Protection of the Environment” http://nordiskmiljoratt.se/onewebmedia/Jakobsen%20NMT%202014-1.pdf
- Associate Professor Vito De Lucia, “The Arctic environment and the BBNJ negotiations. Special rules for special circumstances?” https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030A8597X17304086
This novelty of an IPCC Report is a recognition of that also legal and social sciences have an important role and relevance in providing necessary knowledge for mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change. The use and references to research undertaken at the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea is a welcoming recognition of the work undertaken at the Centre.
Last updated: 27.09.2019 14:08