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A new ruling says countries – including NZ – must take action on climate change under the law of the sea

  • Written by Karen Scott, Professor in Law, University of Canterbury
A new ruling says countries – including NZ – must take action on climate change under the law of the seaChristian Charisius/dpa/Getty Images

In a significant development for small island nations threatened by rising seas, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has found greenhouse gases constitute marine pollution.

The tribunal handed down a unanimous advisory opinion this week in its first climate-related judgement. It declared...

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