How to Tackle Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Regionally: The Experience of the Arctic Council

Timo Koivurova, Medy Dervovic, Mikael Hildén, Stefan Kirchner, Kaarle Kupiainen, Małgorzata (Gosia) Śmieszek

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In the world of transnational environmental governance, the Arctic Council is a particular regional body. It lacks a background in a regional Convention or Treaty, but it is uniquely inclusive in giving indigenous people a formal position in the deliberations. The Arctic Council can also be seen to represent polycentric environmental governance, which is based on the idea that actions addressing common issues are not determined in a top-down fashion, but instead emerge bottom-up from different centres that present and develop their approaches partly independently. A key argument is that governance is partially dispersed in the sense that actions are not fully harmonised and that policy actors can take different but linked actions at different levels.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReducing Emissions of Short-Lived Climate Pollutants
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on Law and Governance
EditorsYulia Yamineva, Kati Kulovesi, Eugenia Recio
Place of PublicationLeiden
Number of pages25
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-68408-9
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-68407-2
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2023
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesInternational Environmental Law

Field of science

  • Social and economic geography
  • Administrative science


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