The Value of the Barents Region: More than a Resource Provider

Corinna Casi

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Abstract

The chapter "The Value of the Barents Region: More than a Resource Provider" offers an account of the environmental non-economic value of the Barents region from an ecological perspective. The text provides a critique of the interpretation of environmental issues as if they would be economic ones. Generally conceived as a territory reach in natural resources therefore source of economic profits, the Barents region is instead a unique natural environment worth of protection and respect. Many of its aspects, such as mire and old-grow forests, contribute to the sustainability of the whole planet. Moreover the Indigenous inhabitants of the Barents Regions, who often are not considered in the decision-making of their native land, provide an incalculable help to its well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman and Societal Security in the Circumpolar Arctic
Subtitle of host publicationLocal and Indigenous Communities
EditorsKamrul Hossain, Jose Miguel Roncero Martin, Anna Petrétei
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
PublisherBrill Nijhoff
Chapter6
Pages143-164
ISBN (Electronic)9789004363045
ISBN (Print)9789004363014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2018
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesStudies in Polar Law
Volume1

Keywords

  • Environmental ethics
  • Ecological Value
  • Barents Region’s natural resources
  • nonmarket goods

Field of science

  • Law

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