Governance in a Rapidly Changing Arctic:

The Arctic Governance Project

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Climate change – coupled with globalization – has triggered a cascade of events leading to profound environmental and socioeconomic changes in the Arctic both on land and sea. If anything, this cascade is accelerating. One result is a growing demand for innovation regarding conservation, management and governance of Arctic resources, in light of new scientific findings and the warnings they inspire. This, in turn, has generated an outpouring of new ways of thinking about governance in the Arctic — resulting in a range of concrete proposals and policy alternatives for sustaining arctic communities, ecosystems and biodiversity. Governance in a Rapidly Changing  Arctic is a project that seeks to capture the best of these ongoing efforts and activities. The project will draw on the insights arising from traditional ecological knowledge as well as scientific knowledge.


Key Project Components:

  • A comprehensive and electronically accessible compendium
  • An Arctic Governance Workshop
  • A comprehensive communication strategy


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