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Part I Marine Environmental Law, s.B Prevention of Marine Pollution, 6 Pollution of the Marine Environment from or Through the Atmosphere

James Harrison

From: The IMLI Manual on International Maritime Law: Volume III: Marine Environmental Law and International Maritime Security Law

Edited By: David Joseph Attard, Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Norman Martinez, Riyaz Hamza

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 June 2024

Regional co-operation — Natural resources — Marine living resources — Pollution — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea)

This chapter considers the international law that is applicable to the pollution of the marine environment from or through the atmosphere. It starts by explaining the way in which this issue is addressed in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). It then analyses other relevant instruments that have been adopted to combat air pollution. The chapter covers both general treaties on air pollution, as well as the specific regime for the prevention of air pollution from ships. It pays particular attention to the nature of the international regulations and the extent to which they balance the various interests of different states. It also considers the manner in which the international emissions standards have evolved in response to technological developments and the challenges for future evolution.

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