Sea-Level Rise and Its Impact on Vulnerable States: Four Examples

Author:Ann Powers
Position:Ann Powers is an Associate Professor of Law at Pace Law School's Center for Environmental Legal Studies. She thanks Nicholas Curtiss-Rowlands and Sarah Mielke for their research assistance

I. Introduction. II. Four Vulnerable States. A. Tuvalu. B. Seychelles. C. Maldives. D. Bangladesh. III. Shifting Maritime Zones. A. The Effect of UNCLOS. B. Judicial Decisions Regarding Boundaries. C. The Impact of Shifting Boundaries on Fisheries. IV. Where is the Fairness?. V. Adaptation to Rising Seas. VI. Conclusion.

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