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Webinar: Public Panel on Self-Determination and Sea-Level Rise

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Tuesday, 17 November 2020, 4:00

Tuesday, November 17, 2020. 4:00 PM. Webinar: Public Panel on Self-Determination and Sea-Level Rise. Tekau Frere, the Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner; Guy Goodwin-Gill, the University of New South Wales; Clement Yow Mulalap, a lawyer from the island of Wa’ab in the Federated States of Micronesia. Sponsored by the Highland Meadows Environmental Institute. More information here.

The Project on Self-Determination, Environment and Migration based in Princeton’s Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination will host a public discussion on self-determination and sea-level rise at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17, via video conference. This event is open to the public — email Kristen Cuzzo to register.

This panel discussion will address the current projections for climate change-related sea-level rise during the 21st century, the status of measures being taken to address the consequences of rising sea-levels, and further responses that may be possible going forward. Particular attention will paid to the effects of sea-level rise on small low-lying island states, including the well-being of their residents and their right to self-determination under international law if their territory is inundated by water.

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