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Part III Public International Law Disputes, Climate Disputes, and Sustainable Development in the Energy Sector, 16 International Boundary Disputes and Natural Resources

Wendy Miles QC

From: International Arbitration in the Energy Sector

Edited By: Maxi Scherer

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 May 2022

Subject(s):
International procedural law — Arbitration

This chapter deals with international boundary disputes and natural resources. After providing an historical context to modern boundaries, the chapter describes how climate change directly impacts land, food, and water access because of increased extreme weather conditions. Thus, climate change can threaten peace and security in fragile regions due to conflicts over diminishing inhabitable territory and natural resources. The chapter assesses how international boundary disputes can be affected by changing demands for oil (eg in Kurdistan and South Sudan), and for renewable energy resources (eg the ownership, use, and control of rivers crossing multiple borders). It also reflects on a more global scope the effects that climate change-related migration has on the modern understanding of international borders.

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