Governing adaptive change towards sustainable economy in the Arctic

Project Details


The project aims to develop and test a scenario methodology of mining activities and integrated assessment of ecological, economic and social values of alternative land uses. In addition, we aim to provide new insights how law and conflict resolution practices could support sustainable economy.

Growing mining industry is a key driver for economic transition in the Artic. Mining industry may bring well-being in the Arctic, but it tend also cause tensions with other livelihoods and nature conservation. Ungovernable growth of mining may adversely affect particularly tourism, which is a key economic sectors in the Finnish Arctic. Competing land use interests, namely mining, other livelihoods, including traditional ones, and nature conservation, have created conflicts and are likely to continue to do so in the future. Hence, new kinds of knowledge-based tools and improvements of social institutions, like law and conflict resolution practices, are needed.
Effective start/end date01.09.201431.08.2018


  • Academy of Finland: €284,770.00


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