This article first examines the physical, cultural, and economic backgrounds of four vulnerable states—Tuvalu, Seychelles, Maldives, and Bangladesh—and discusses the extent to which each might be affected by sea-level rise. It then considers, in turn, the legal implications of the current rules on maritime delimitation under UNCLOS for the states, along with their efforts to adapt to sea-level rise.
Ann Powers, Sea-Level Rise and Its Impact on Vulnerable States: Four Examples, 73 La. L. Rev. 151 (2012)