01 December 2015
IIASA, Gvishiani Room,
Laxenburg, Schlossplatz 1, 2361 Laxenburg
The Lecture is hosted by:
Professor Paul Arthur Berkman Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Tufts University
An important step toward sustainable development in the Arctic Ocean is to build holistic processes that are international, interdisciplinary and inclusive. International involves Arctic coastal and non-coastal states as well as indigenous peoples along with non-Arctic states and civil society more broadly. Interdisciplinary involves geospatial data from the natural and social sciences along with stakeholder perspectives and written documents that underlie governance across diverse jurisdictional levels. Inclusion is open-ended. Integrating this complexity of information provides a framework to reveal options (as opposed to recommendations) for sustainable development in the Arctic Ocean, contributing to informed decision-making without advocacy.
The Arctic Ocean region is entering a new phase, from research on sustainable development as a common arctic issue to investment in sustainable infrastructure development on a pan-Arctic scale. Thinking holistically, infrastructure involves the combination of fixed, mobile, and other built assets (including communications, research, observing and information systems) plus regulatory, policy, and other governance mechanisms (including insurance). Responding to the risks and opportunities, science is a tool of diplomacy to achieve balance for sustainability in the new Arctic Ocean and across the Earth.
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