Introduction: Climate Change and the Arctic: Global Origins, Regional Responsibilities?

Lassi Heininen, Heather Exner-Pirot, Justin Barnes

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The theme of this year’s Arctic Yearbook, “Climate Change and the Arctic: Global Origins, Regional Responsibilities?”,is two-dimensional: on the one hand, recognizing the global origin of climate change/globalwarming, and on the other, identifying the Arctic region as a linchpin and laboratory of climate change, and discussing and brainstorming possible responsibilities, andeven ideas for problem-solving, from Arctic and regional actors. We have beensuccessful ininvitingand challenginganalysis on theinterrelations between the two scales (global and regional), and from the point of view of different activities on thescales(oil and gas development, aquaculture, tourism, science, mitigation), as well as from the aspects of relevant actors(Arctic Council)and groups of actors(Indigenous, gender), and their interests -as the rich lineup of authors and articlesclearly shows.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
JournalArctic yearbook
Issue number2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoEC publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine

Field of science

  • Environmental sciences


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