In “Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene”, we examine how environmental law is responding – & could respond – to the intensifying challenges of the Anthropocene. Congratulations to the editor, Dr Michelle Lim, for making this happen. The project began in the framework of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law’s Early Career Group, which has been a valuable platform for dialogue on safeguarding the natural world in changing conditions.
Together with many other great colleagues, I was pleased to contribute a chapter, in my case looking at the the ocean-climate nexus in the Anthropocene, discussing how international law can simultaneously protect the marine environment and contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. This work encompasses regulation of international shipping emissions, protecting the high seas, ‘blue carbon’ and related areas.