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Climate | 29 March 2023

Request for an Advisory Opinion from the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
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Request for an Advisory Opinion from the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

This legal briefing analyses the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS; the
Convention) in the context of climate change and whether the Convention’s obligation to preserve
and protect the marine environment translates into an obligation on States to mitigate greenhouse
gas emissions.