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The South China Sea Environment: The Need for Formalised Institutional Interaction between Science, Policy and Law

Ong, DM (2021) The South China Sea Environment: The Need for Formalised Institutional Interaction between Science, Policy and Law. In: Keyuan, Z, (ed.) Routledge Handbook of the South China Sea. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon., pp. 294-319. ISBN 9780367415556

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This essay is a survey of the conjunction and interaction between the scientific, policy and legal disciplines devoted to protection of the South China Sea’s environment. It will first assess the state of scientific research on this water body, and then explore the connexions between the results of this scientific research with the policy initiatives and legal instruments designed to address the specific pollution issues and general degradation of this semi-enclosed sea. The present study is therefore predicated on the assumption that there is a continuing need for formalised institutional cooperation on the marine scientific research efforts into this body of water as a necessary pre-requisite, inter alia, to establish the environmental baseline standards for measuring land-based sources of pollution into the South China Sea from its littoral States, as well as other pollution sources such as international shipping through this busy waterway between several of the biggest economies in the world. Such formalised institutional co-operation over marine scientific research can then form the basis for targeted policy decisions and specific legal measures designed to address the environmental threats uncovered by the concerted and collated marine scientific research on the South China Sea.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: South China Sea; Law of the Sea; International Environmental Law; Marine Environmental Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Law
Publisher: Routledge
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2024 10:33
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2024 11:01
Editors: Keyuan, Z
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22384
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