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Title Climate governance in the Arctic / edited by Timo Koivurova, E. Carina H. Keskitalo and Nigel Bankes
Published [Dordrecht] : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xix, 450 pages) : maps
Series Environment & policy ; 50
Environment & policy ; 50.
Contents Climate change regime and the Arctic region / Meinhard Doelle -- Climate policy of the Arctic council / Timo Koivurova, Md. Waliul Hasanat -- Changing Arctic climate: science and policy in the Arctic climate impact assessment / Annika E. Nilsson -- "New governance" in the Arctic and its role for supporting climate change adaptation / E. Carina H. Keskitalo -- Should the law governing maritime areas in the Arctic adapt to changing climatic circumstances? / Erik Franckx -- Climate change and Arctic fisheries / Erik J. Molenaar -- World heritage convention, climate change and the Arctic / Lotta Viikari -- Rethinking the status of indigenous peoples in international environmental decision-making: pondering the role of Arctic indigenous peoples and the challenge of climate change / Leena Heinämäki -- Potential of the convention on biological diversity to address the effects of climate change in the Arctic / Thilo Marauhn -- Is adaptation governable in the Arctic? National and regional approaches to Arctic adaptation governance / Monica Tennberg -- Mitigation possibilities in the energy sector--an Arctic perspective / Maria Pettersson -- Climate change policy in the Arctic: the cases of Greenland and Nunavut / Natalia Loukacheva -- Climate change and the regime for the conservation of polar bears / Nigel Bankes -- Subjective environmentalism: the Barents Euro-Arctic Council and its climate change policy / S.G. Sreejith -- Climate change and the future of Arctic governance: a slushy seascape and hard questions / David L. VanderZwaag -- Conclusions on climate governance in the Arctic / E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Timo Koivurova, Nigel Bankes
Summary Climate change is affecting the Arctic environment and ecosystems at an accelerating speed, twice the rate of the global average. This is opening the Arctic to transportation and resource development and creating serious challenges for local communities and indigenous peoples. Climate Governance in the Arctic considers two aspects of climate change from an institutional perspective. It focuses on how relevant regimes, institutions and governance systems support mitigation of climate change. It also examines the extent to which the varying governance arrangements in the Arctic support adaptatio
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Climatic changes -- Government policy -- Arctic regions
Climatic changes -- Government policy -- International cooperation
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Environmental -- Pollution Control.
Sciences de la terre.
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Politics and government.
Global Governance.
Internationale Umweltpolitik.
Arctic regions -- Politics and government
Arctic Regions.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Koivurova, Timo
Keskitalo, E. C. H. (Eva Carina Helena), 1974-
Bankes, Nigel, 1956-
ISBN 1402095422