Climate change and reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases from ships : an appraisal

Karim, Saiful & Alam, Shawkat (2010) Climate change and reduction of emissions of greenhouse gases from ships : an appraisal. Asian Journal of International Law, 1(1), pp. 131-148.

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Abstract

Article 2(2) of the Kyoto Protocol imposes an obligation only on certain developed countries, working through the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), to pursue the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from marine bunker fuels. The IMO recently took the initiative to adopt a new legal instrument for the reduction of shipgenerated greenhouse gas emissions. Some developing countries have suggested that the proposed IMO initiative should strictly adhere to Article 2(2) of the Kyoto Protocol and the principle of Common but Differentiated Responsibility (CBDR). Against this backdrop, this article intends to review the extent to which it is possible to propose an international legal instrument for the reduction of GHG emissions from marine bunker fuels which is applicable only to ships from developed countries considering the complex characteristics of the international shipping industry. This article also examines how far this approach is justifiable even within the framework of the CBDR principle.

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ID Code: 60313
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1017/S2044251310000366
ISSN: 2044-2521
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Cambridge University Press
Deposited On: 29 May 2013 00:03
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2013 03:20

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