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REWAS 2013 pp 404-410 | Cite as

Scenarios for the Development and Improvement of the Life Support Systems of the Arctic Zone of Russia

  • V. A. Tsukerman
  • S. V. Ivanov

Abstract

Livelihood systems are the key areas of the Arctic and depend on its natural and economic extremality. Development and improvement studies of livelihood systems of the Arctic Zone were carried out taking into account the expected changes in climate that lead to the strengthening of the role of marine factors, economic and social development. The paper discusses various scenarios of livelihood systems of the Arctic zone. Innovation scenario includes primarily the use of scientific and technical achievements and high-tech processes, development of natural resources of the Arctic shelf. Innovation scenario involves close cooperation of natural resources in the Arctic. The inertial scenario is based on conservative estimates of projected growth in key socio-economic indicators of the Arctic zone. To improve livelihood systems of the Russian Arctic there is needed an efficient interaction of all the subjects of economic and social development of the Arctic zone of Russia.

Keywords

The Arctic life support systems sustainable development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Tsukerman
    • 1
  • S. V. Ivanov
    • 1
  1. 1.Kola Science CentreRussian Academy of Sciences ApatityMurmansk regionRussia

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