One of our current MPhil in Environmental Policy students, Renatus Derler, has published a blog post in the Cambridge International Law Journal.

The post concerns the International Tribunal for the Law Of the Seas Advisory Opinion, delivered on 21st May 2024, which stated that emissions from fossil fuels and other planet-warming gases that are absorbed by the oceans can be counted as maritime pollution.

Renatus's blog post is entitled, 'Forging a Synergistic Path: Tackling Climate Change Through UNCLOS and Beyond'.

Here is an extract:

This week, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) delivered its highly anticipated Advisory Opinion requested by the Commission of Small Island States (COSIS) on Climate Change and International Law. It marks a significant milestone in international climate change law, particularly in establishing and clarifying States’ obligations to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions affecting the marine environment.