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Addressing the Gaps in Arctic Governance

by Mark E. Rosen, Patricio Asfura-Heimvia Analysis
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet, thus opening the Arctic to increased human activity as never before. As that ocean becomes free of ice for longer periods of time, market pressures may attempt to exploit its vast resources, including hydrocarbons both onshore and offshore, minerals, fisheries, and access for tourists and navigational convenience. The rapid melting of the Arctic is creating new and unique challenges that can cause significant damage if unaddressed...