All the Arctic states Canada, Finland, Iceland, Kingdom of Denmark, Norway, Russia, Sweden, USA, and the majority of the Arctic Council observer countries have national strategies especially for the Arctic. Additionally, the majority of the Permanent Participant groups also have produced various governance documents. But thorough analyses and syntheses of the national strategies and policies of both the Arctic states and the observer countries are lacking, only some general and brief overviews on the strategies of the Arctic states. Furthermore, analysis and synthesis of the consistency or continuation of the Arctic Council chairmanship programs and ministerial declarations are also missing.
To address this gap, AFI is currently undertaking a project that is providing a profound overview of the current state of the Arctic governance environment by bringing these documents together in one report, along with key documents from the Arctic Council Permanent Participants.
This includes a systematic analysis of strategies and policy documents of the following:
- The Arctic states and the Arctic Council observer countries
- The Arctic Council Permanent Participants
- The Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting Declarations
- The Arctic Council Chairmanship Programs
Analysis will include, but is not limited to, understanding how perceptions of the Arctic have changed over time, how the different states and major organizations understand, define and address issues around the human dimension, governance, international cooperation, environmental protection, pollution, climate change, security, safety and search & rescue, the economy, tourism, infrastructure, and science and
The final report will be launched in autumn 2019.
See also information on event for updating project funders.
Last edited: 16 May 2019
2018 - 2019
Landauer, M. & Komendantova, N. (2018). Participatory environmental governance of infrastructure projects affecting reindeer husbandry in the Arctic. Journal of Environmental Management 223, 385-395. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.049.
Heininen, L. (2018). Artic Geopolitics from Classical to Critical Approach-Importance of Immaterial Factors. Geography, Environment, Sustainability 11 (1), 171-186. 10.24057/2071-9388-2018-11-1-171-186.
Landauer, M. & Juhola, S. (2018). Loss and Damage in the Rapidly Changing Arctic. In: Loss and Damage from Climate Change. Eds. Mechler, R. , Bouwer, L., Schinko, T. , Surminski, S. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J., pp. 425-447 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-72025-810.1007/978-3-319-72026-5_18.
Emelyanova, A. (2017). Population projections of the Arctic by levels of education. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-022
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