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Environmental Security in the Arctic Ocean

  • The authoritative compilation of expert perspectives on environmental security

  • Unique sharing of international, interdisciplinary and inclusive perspectives

  • Practical strategies identified to promote cooperation and prevent conflict

  • Urgency to balance environmental protection, economic prosperity and social equity emphasized

  • Global challenge of balancing national interests and common interests highlighted

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Table of contents (32 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xli
  2. Opening Remarks

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Opening Remarks

      • Arturo Nikolayevich Chilingarov
      Pages 3-5
    3. Opening Remarks

      • Inuuteq Holm Olsen
      Pages 7-10
    4. Opening Remarks

      • Jan Arild Ellingsen
      Pages 11-12
  3. Environmental State-Change in the Arctic Ocean

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Arctic Impact Assessment: Setting the Stage

      • Robert W. Corell
      Pages 59-72
  4. Geopolitics of the Arctic Ocean

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 73-73
    2. United States Policy in the Arctic

      • Raymond V. Arnaudo
      Pages 81-91
    3. The Environmental Component of the National Maritime Policy of the Russian Federation in the Arctic Ocean

      • Dariya V. Vasilevskaya, Alexander V. Nikolaev, Grigory I. Tsoy
      Pages 93-101
    4. Arctic Futures: The Power of Ideas

      • Oran R. Young
      Pages 123-136
  5. Risks of Instabilities from the Arctic Ocean State-Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137

About this book

This seminal book results from a NATO Advanced Research Workshop at the University of Cambridge with Russian co-directorship, enabling the first formal dialogue between NATO and Russia about security issues in the Arctic Ocean. Involving interdisciplinary participation with experts from 17 nations, including all of the Arctic states, this workshop itself reflects progress in Arctic cooperation and collaboration. Interests now are awakening globally to take advantage of extensive energy, shipping, fishing and tourism opportunities in the Arctic Ocean as it is being transformed from a permanent sea-ice cap to a seasonally ice-free sea. This environmental state-change is introducing inherent risks of political, economic and cultural instabilities that are centralized among the Arctic states and indigenous peoples with repercussions globally. Responding with urgency, environmental security is presented as an "integrated approach for assessing and responding to the risks as well as the opportunities generated by an environmental state-change." In this book – diverse perspectives on environmental security in the Arctic Ocean are shared in chapters from high-level diplomats, parliamentarians and government officials of Arctic and non-Arctic states; leaders of Arctic indigenous peoples organizations; international law advisors from Arctic states as well as the United Nations; directors of inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations; managers of multi-national corporations; political scientists, historians and economists; along with Earth system scientists and oceanographers. Building on the “common arctic issues” of “sustainable development and environmental protection” established by the Arctic Council – environmental security offers an holistic approach to assess opportunities and risks as well as develop infrastructure responses with law of the sea as the key “international legal framework” to “promote the peaceful uses” of the Arctic Ocean. With vision for future generations, environmental security is a path to balance national interests and common interests in the Arctic Ocean for the lasting benefit of all.

Keywords

  • Arctic Ocean Geopolitics
  • Environmental Security Arctic Ocean
  • Environmental State Change
  • Peace Arctic Ocean
  • Risks Opportunities Arctic Ocean

Editors and Affiliations

  • Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Paul Arthur Berkman

  • , Legal Department, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

    Alexander N. Vylegzhanin

Bibliographic Information

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Softcover Book USD 149.00
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Hardcover Book USD 279.00
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