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Shipping Corporations’ Accountability to Raise Competencies in Ballast Water Regulation

Rahim, Mia Mahmudur and Islam, Md Tarikul and Kuruppu, Sanjaya (2019) 'Shipping Corporations’ Accountability to Raise Competencies in Ballast Water Regulation.' Environmental and Planning Law Journal, 36 (4). 376 - 394. ISSN 0813-300X

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Abstract

Recently there has been exponential growth in global shipping and trade. This increase requires prompt action to reduce environmental pollution and damage to biodiversity caused by ballast water discharge. However, there is currently no international instrument available to hold the global shipping corporations accountable for their vessels’ performance in ballast water–caused pollution reduction. This article critically assesses the current accountability practices of the top 20 global shipping corporations and finds that they rarely disclose information on their vessels’ performance in ballast water regulation. A novel interdisciplinary framework for improving the accountability of shipping corporations using external disclosure as a Market Based Mechanism is furnished.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School > Essex Accounting Centre
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 13:08
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26320

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