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.
Provides an interdisciplinary overview of Arctic governance organizations and international law
Discusses aspects of international law and international relations in the Arctic
Forges new understanding of climate change adaptation and building of adaptive capacity on an international level
Examines whether governance mechanisms functioning in the Arctic have been able to respond to climate change adaptation needs