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29 July 2016

The Paris Agreement and the Regulation of International Bunker Fuels

Beatriz Martinez Romera Beatriz Martinez Romera publishes new article in the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law

Beatriz Martinez Romera, Assistant Professor at CEVIA has published a new article entitled The Paris Agreement and the Regulation of International Bunker Fuels in the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (RECIEL).

The article that examines the regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation and maritime transport after the Paris Agreement, was presented at the First International Conference of the Transatlantic Maritime Emissions Research Network (TRAMEREN) on Maritime Actors and Climate Change.

The Paris Agreement was adopted last December without a reference to international aviation and maritime transport. Nevertheless, the Agreement is not without consequences for the regulation of these sectors. This article analyses the omission of the sectors from the Paris Agreement and the potential indirect effects of the Agreement in the regulation of emissions from international aviation and maritime transport. It argues that a multilateral regulatory shift to other venues outside the climate regime, unilateral measures and industry action will be further stimulated as a result of it.

The article can be accessed here.

Martinez Romera, B. (2016), The Paris Agreement and the Regulation of International Bunker Fuels. Rev Euro Comp & Int Env Law, 25: 215–227. doi: 10.1111/reel.12170