The Arctic: A Test Bench for International Dialogue

  • Maria Damanaki
Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 235)


If the rest of the world is hot from climate change, the Arctic region is burning. In the Arctic surface temperatures are rising twice as fast as in the rest of the world. Over the past decades, sea ice has been thinning and retreating to record lows of ice surface. The melting of the ice poses unprecedented ecological risks, but at the same time new opportunities open up for mankind in transport, trade, fisheries, oil and gas drilling. These opportunities make the Arctic the ‘new frontier’ in economic and political terms.


Arctic Region International Dialogue United Nation Convention Arctic State Arctic Council 
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© Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Damanaki
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  1. 1.Maritime Affairs and FisheriesBrusselsEurope Union

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