Climate Governance in the Arctic

  • Timo Koivurova
  • E. Carina H. Keskitalo
  • Nigel Bankes

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Climate Change in the Arctic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. E. Carina H. Keskitalo, Timo Koivurova, Nigel Bankes
      Pages 1-23
    3. Timo Koivurova, Md. Waliul Hasanat
      Pages 51-75
  3. Looking Outwards

  4. Looking Inwards

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 445-450

About this book


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 adaptation and the development of adaptation processes for the region. The book’s focus on Arctic governance offers unique insights within climate change mitigation and adaptation research.

Climate Governance in the Arctic is intended for an audience of international lawyers, international relations scholars and political scientists concerned with the regional implications of climate change for existing governance regimes and the role of indigenous peoples within those regimes.


Climate Change Mitigation Climate Policy adaptation arctic climate change climate change policy development indigenous peoples mitigation

Editors and affiliations

  • Timo Koivurova
    • 1
  • E. Carina H. Keskitalo
    • 2
  • Nigel Bankes
    • 3
  1. 1.Arctic CentreUniversity of LaplandRovaniemiFinland
  2. 2.Dept. Social &Umea UniversityUmeaSweden
  3. 3.Fac. LawUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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