Sinking small island nations: calls for a lifeboat

Reddy, Pratheek Maddhi (2017) Sinking small island nations: calls for a lifeboat. Environmental Law Reporter: News and Analysis, 47 (1). pp. 10576-10579. ISSN 0046-2284

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In the South Pacific, midway between Hawaii and Australia, lies the beautiful island nation of Tuvalu, home be uninhabitable, and in 70 years, at best, it is likely to be underwater. Due to rising sea levels caused by global warming, other low-lying island nations such as Kiribati, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, Micronesia, and Nauru are bound to suffer the same fate eventually. The low-elevation small islands, which contribute negligibly global warming, bear the most immediate to consequences. For instance, high sea levels have resulted in displacement of people in Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, and the Federated States of Microne sia. A devastating cyclone in 2008 destroyed agriculture and infrastructure in Fiji and required the Fijian gov ernment to provide $1.7 million (Fiji dollars) worth of food rations.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: sea-level rise | sinking islands | climate change | remedies | migration | climate litigation | compensation | ghg emissions
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: Gena Veineithem
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2022 14:05
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2022 14:05
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