How can Arctic states prevent the region from becoming a pawn in outside conflicts or domestic crises? Mikkel Runge Olesen believes that the states must inject greater consistency and stability into their national Arctic strategies.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to Norway in mid-October, the first by an Indian head of state, was a signal of India’s rising profile in the Arctic.
The lack of engagement with local communities is at the root of many conflicts arising in the extractives industry.
In March 2014, the EU Commission published a proposal on conflict minerals reporting, criticized by some as falling behind both expectations and comparable regulation in the U.S. Driven by a steady growth in global demand, prices for metallic raw materials have risen over the past years.
Options and Proposals for the International Governance of Geoengineering. Climate Change 14/2014. On behalf of the Federal Environment Agency (Germany).
Concerns are being raised over Poland’s suitability to host UN climate talks in a month, after a government-run blog appeared to suggest melting ice in the Arctic could benefit the world.
Expansion of the Russian coal industry will increase greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, leading to a faster climate change.
In recent decades, European fisheries policy has been a slowly unfolding environmental disaster.