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Analysing Effects Of Climate Change On Delimitation In International Maritime Zones

Mr. Divij Kumar, Vivekananda Institute Of Professional Studies, New Delhi


Climate change, according to experts, poses significant challenges to international law and puts people’s personal security at risk of being compromised. One of the primary causes of sea-level rise is a combination of factors, including rapid ice melt at the poles and increased greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere.

Oceanic expansion is occurring as a result of the rapid melting of ice sheets at the poles, which is being caused by global climate change.1

The United Nations-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel has predicted on Climate Change (IPCC) that by the year 2100, the average global sea level will rise by nearly a metre or 39 inches2. Studies conducted around the world have also revealed an accelerating rise in sea levels of 7.5 centimetres or 3 inches between 1993 and 2001, which is equal to approximately 30 centimetres or 12 inches per century3, with the rate of increase expected to continue to accelerate throughout the rest of the twenty-first century4.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

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ISSN: 2582-8878


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