The deteriorating arctic and the impact of the shipping industry

Pisupati, Harsha (2019) The deteriorating arctic and the impact of the shipping industry. The Environmental Law Reporter, 49 (9). ISSN 0046-2284

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Over the past three decades, Arctic sea ice has declined by more than 95%, paving the way for increased shipping activity along sea routes that were previously passable only by powerful icebreakers. This increased shipping activity has the potential to adversely impact marine life, increase local pollution levels, speed up the melting of ice sheets, and severely damage the Arctic ecosystem. This Comment (1) discusses the impact of the shipping industry on climate change, with a special focus on the Arctic region; (2) explores the various international environmental law principles that aim to minimize environmental degradation and their applicability to the Arctic; (3) discusses various international agreements that are specifically drafted to deal with the environmental impact caused by the shipping industry; and (4) offers possible solutions to deal with the deteriorating condition of the Arctic.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Arctic sea | Pollution levels | International environmental law Principles | Arctic ecosystem
Subjects: Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Subhajit Bhattacharjee
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2022 15:00
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2022 15:00
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