Threatened Island Nations: Legal Implications of Rising Seas and a Changing Climate

Date(s) of Conferences:

May 23-25, 2011

Location:

Columbia University

Description:

The meeting will discuss such issues as continuing statehood and maintenance of maritime zones for states facing inundation from sea level rise; resettlement rights and practicalities of population displacement; liability for climatic harm in judicial forums; the utility of responsibility regimes under current law; and the role for a new convention on climate displacement.

Contact Information:

Greg Wannier
Deputy Director
gregory.wannier@law.columbia.edu.

http://www.law.columbia.edu/centers/climatechange/resources/threatened-island-nations

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