Launch of the “Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy”
8 November 2021: CIL Director Dr Nilüfer Oral was Invited to Speak at the Launch of the “Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy”.
The Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations, together with the Marine & Environmental Law Institute of Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore, and the University of Sydney, have the honor to invite you to a panel and book launch for the Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy Edited by David L. VanderZwaag, Nilüfer Oral, Tim Stephens.
The United Nations General Assembly has recognized and reaffirmed that climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time, including the adverse impacts on the ocean. In addition to sea level rise and ocean warming, ocean acidification is a threat to the health of the oceans and the millions who depend upon its resources for their livelihoods. Ocean acidification as a term was first coined in 2003 and is a phenomena that has only recently come to the attention of scientists and the international community.
The Research Handbook on Ocean Acidification Law and Policy (Edgar Elgar 2021), edited by three recognized experts in the fields of climate change and the law of the sea, is the first book to undertake scholarly legal analysis of the different aspects of ocean acidification. The Research Handbook investigates the limitations and opportunities for addressing ocean acidification under global governance frameworks, including multilateral environmental agreements, law of the sea and human rights instruments, and also describes regional and national approaches and challenges in responding to ocean acidification.
The book launch took place as States met at COP26/CMA 3 in Glasgow at a critical time.
The panel discussed challenges for climate change and the ocean and possible ways forward.
David Vanderzwaag, Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Ocean Law and Governance, Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada,
Nilufer Oral, Director, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore and United Nations International Law Commission member
Tim Stephens, Professor of International Law and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, University of Sydney Law School, Australia
Clement Yow Mulalap, Legal Adviser, Permanent Mission of the Federated States of Micronesia to the United Nations