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C. Schofield, 'Holding back the waves? sea level rise and maritime claims' in O. C. Ruppel, C. Roschmann and K. Ruppel-Schlichting(ed), Climate Change: International Law and Global Governance: Legal Responses and Global Responsibility Vol.1 (2013) 593-614.

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International Law Reporter - Publisher Nomos

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ISBN: 9783832977979


Sea level rise has the potential to influence the location of baselines along the coast from which claims to maritime jurisdiction are made. Accordingly, sea level rise may have adverse impacts on the extent of national maritime claims. This article provides a brief discussion of sea level rise before exploring the link between potentially variable baselines and the outer limits to maritime claims. Options to address these challenges are then discussed.