Carbon sequestration and the Law of the Sea


  • DATE / TIME:
    2011•05•27    15:30 - 17:00

    Prof. Hisakazu Kato, of Teikyo University and Nagoya University, discusses whether marine geo-engineering projects utilizing carbon capture and storage technologies or ocean fertilization are consistent with international conventions.

    Oceans are attracting growing attention as a great absorber and receptor of man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In an attempt to mitigate global warming, a number of marine geo-engineering projects utilizing technologies such as carbon capture and storage and ocean fertilization have been proposed or are already being implemented worldwide.  Are these consistent with the Law of the Sea and other international conventions concerning protection of the marine environment and biological diversity — and if so,  under what conditions? What are being done to regulate such activities by international law?

    This seminar will feature a lecture by  Hisakazu Kato,  Professor, Faculty of Law, Teikyo University, and Professor Emeritus of Law, Nagoya University.

    For more information, or to register to attend, please see the seminar web page on the UNU-IAS website.