Arctic Marine Governance

Arctic Marine Governance

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The Arctic region plays an important role in regulating the worlda€™s climate and is also highly impacted by climate change, with average temperatures rising almost twice as fast as the rest of the world and sea ice melting much faster than previously predicted. These rapid changes will have significant impacts on human activity in the region and on the Arctic marine environment. This book draws on the results of the 2008-2009 Arctic TRANSFORM project, funded by the European Commissiona€˜s Directorate General of External Relations, which engaged experts in a transatlantic discussion on the roles of the European Union and United States in light of the Arctica€™s changing climate and political and legal complexities. . The book addresses the significant changes and developments in the marine Arctic, with descriptions and recommendations reflecting the current governance environment. A comprehensive overview of environmental governance and sustainable development in the Arctic is created. Chapters explore impacts and activities by sector, looking at fisheries, shipping, and offshore hydrocarbon in the Arctic, and at policy options and strategies for improving marine governance in the region. A particular focus is given to the roles of the European Union and United States and opportunities for cooperation to enhance Arctic environmental governance. .Problems with transmission of knowledge, culture, and language to younger generations are visible throughout the Arctic. For instance, changes to lifestyles, ... also created indigenous elites and economic opportunities (AHDR 2004; ACIA 2005; Furgal and Seguin 2006). Differentiated access to modern technologies has introduced additional inequalities (ACIA 2005; Ford et al. 2006; Pearce et al. 2010).

Title:Arctic Marine Governance
Author:Elizabeth Tedsen, Sandra Cavalieri, R. Andreas Kraemer
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2013-10-01


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