Climate Change and Risk Management Challenges in the Arctic

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Climate change or global warming results in melting ice in the Arctic, both inland and sea ice. This opens up opportunities of natural ressource extraction and possibilities of new shipping routes, that opens up opportunities for increased maritime activities. However, with these opportunies come also the challenges of increased maritime activities that result in several risks in the Arctic such as the risk of pollution and the risks of accidents, which produce a need for preparedness towards oil spill and towards search and rescue (SAR) and institutions for SAR. Since the Arctic is such a huge territory with diverse stakeholders, there is a need for transborder cooperation within the Arctic states and between the Arctic states and states outside the Arctic that recently gained access to the Arctic Council activities as observers states. On this background, the paper will investigate and assess possibilies of transborder risk management and partnership building.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventECPR General Conference 2015 - Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Duration: 26 Aug 201529 Aug 2015


ConferenceECPR General Conference 2015
LocationUniversité de Montréal

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