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Conclusions on Climate Governance in the Arctic
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
Arctic Center, University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland.
Fac. Law, University of Calgary, Canada.
2009 (English)In: Climate Governance in the Arctic / [ed] Timo Koivurova, E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Nigel Bankes, Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2009, Vol. 50, 429-443 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
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This concluding chapter seeks to systematize the mitigative and adaptive responses to climate change considered by the different authors of this volume by posing four questions: who is charged with adaptation and mitigation, which adaptive and mitigative measures are being targeted, what are the means for adaptation and mitigation, and, finally, are the suggested actions able to support expressed aims for adaptation and mitigation? The discussion of these questions reveals the importance of the current institutional contexts in the framing of adaptation and mitigation issues. It also emphasises the importance of context and the variety of adaptive measures that are being considered, both within national and local contexts but also within the patchwork of different international regimes that touch the Arctic. The chapter concludes by canvassing recent governance developments and especially the initiative of the five coastal states (the Ilulissat Declaration) and that of the European Union. These developments have the potential to challenge existing governance structures based on the eight member states of the Arctic Council and its system of permanent representatives.

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Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, 2009. Vol. 50, 429-443 p.
, Environment & Policy, ISSN 1383-5130 ; 50
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Human Geography Environmental Sciences Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-75768DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9542-9_17ISI: 000313052800018ISBN: 978-1-4020-9541-2ISBN: 978-1-4020-9542-9OAI: diva2:635201
Available from: 2013-07-03 Created: 2013-07-03 Last updated: 2013-07-03Bibliographically approved

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