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Protecting The Arctic

Author : Mark Nuttall
ISBN : 9781135297381
Genre : Social Science
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Protecting the Arctic explores some of the ways in which indigenous peoples have taken political action regarding Arctic environmental and sustainable development issues, and investigates the involvement of indigenous peoples in international environmental policy- making. Nuttall illustrates how indigenous peoples make claims that their own forms of resource management not only have relevance in an Arctic regional context, but provide models for the inclusion of indigenous values and environmental knowledge in the design, negotiation and implementation of global environmental policy.

Protecting The Arctic

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Environmental Audit Committee
ISBN : 0215048393
Genre : Nature
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This report calls for a halt on Arctic oil drilling until: a pan-Arctic oil spill response standard is in place; a stricter financial liability regime for oil and gas operations is introduced that requires companies to prove that they can meet the costs of cleaning up; an oil and gas industry group is set up to peer-review companies' spill response plans and operating practices, reporting publicly; further independent research and testing on oil spill response techniques in Arctic conditions is conducted, including an assessment of their environmental side-effects; an internationally recognised environmental sanctuary is established in at least part of the Arctic. Drilling is only currently feasible in the Arctic during a short summer window and if a blow-out occurred just before the dark Arctic winter returned it may not be possible to cap it until the following summer - potentially leaving oil spewing out under the ice for six months or more with devastating consequences for wildlife. This report also warns that a collapse in summer Arctic sea-ice, increased methane emissions from thawing permafrost, melting of the Greenland ice-sheet and changes to the thermo-haline circulation could all have disastrous consequences for the world - pushing up sea levels and transforming weather patterns. Temperature rises in the Arctic are already affecting the UK's weather. The report points out that there are already more proven fossil fuel reserves in the world than can be burnt safely and calls on the Government to rethink its approach to combating climate change by tackling the supply of fossil fuels, as well as demand

Protecting The Polar Marine Environment

Author : Davor Vidas
ISBN : 1139428144
Genre : Law
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How can we best protect the polar marine environment against pollution? Leading scholars on environmental law, the law of the sea, and Arctic and Antarctic affairs here examine this important question. To what extent do existing global instruments of environmental protection apply to the Arctic Ocean and the Southern Ocean? Can the arrangements adopted at regional, sub-regional and national levels provide adequate protection? This book examines and compares various levels of regulation in protecting the marine environment of the Arctic and Antarctic, with specific attention to land-based activities, radioactive waste dumping, and shipping in ice-covered waters. Developments since the establishment of the Arctic Council in 1996 and the entry into force of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty in 1998 are also discussed. This is a volume that will appeal to polar specialists and to all those interested in environmental law and policy.

The Right To Be Cold

Author : Sheila Watt-Cloutier
ISBN : 9781452957173
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A “courageous and revelatory memoir” (Naomi Klein) chronicling the life of the leading Indigenous climate change, cultural, and human rights advocate For the first ten years of her life, Sheila Watt-Cloutier traveled only by dog team. Today there are more snow machines than dogs in her native Nunavik, a region that is part of the homeland of the Inuit in Canada. In Inuktitut, the language of Inuit, the elders say that the weather is Uggianaqtuq—behaving in strange and unexpected ways. The Right to Be Cold is Watt-Cloutier’s memoir of growing up in the Arctic reaches of Quebec during these unsettling times. It is the story of an Inuk woman finding her place in the world, only to find her native land giving way to the inexorable warming of the planet. She decides to take a stand against its destruction. The Right to Be Cold is the human story of life on the front lines of climate change, told by a woman who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential Indigenous environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world. Raised by a single mother and grandmother in the small community of Kuujjuaq, Quebec, Watt-Cloutier describes life in the traditional ice-based hunting culture of an Inuit community and reveals how Indigenous life, human rights, and the threat of climate change are inextricably linked. Colonialism intervened in this world and in her life in often violent ways, and she traces her path from Nunavik to Nova Scotia (where she was sent at the age of ten to live with a family that was not her own); to a residential school in Churchill, Manitoba; and back to her hometown to work as an interpreter and student counselor. The Right to Be Cold is at once the intimate coming-of-age story of a remarkable woman, a deeply informed look at the life and culture of an Indigenous community reeling from a colonial history and now threatened by climate change, and a stirring account of an activist’s powerful efforts to safeguard Inuit culture, the Arctic, and the planet.

The Arctic

Author : David Rootes
ISBN : 0822527766
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discusses life in this harsh habitat, the people, the mineral wealth, and the abuses which threaten its future.

Northern Wilderness Areas

Author : Anna-Liisa Sippola
ISBN : MINN:31951D014762798
Genre : Forest ecology
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The Arctic

Author : Thomas R. Berger
ISBN : UVA:35007000941827
Genre : History
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Expands on themes and issues raised in the 1986 Proceedings of a Public Inquiry into Canadian Defence Policy and Nuclear Arms. Speakers from five circumpolar countries discuss about the needs and aspirations of the native peoples of the arctic, Canadian arctic sovereignty, arctic resource development and environmental conservation, political tension and cooperation, as well as world peace and security.

Best Practices In Ecosystem Based Oceans Management In The Arctic

Author : Alf Håkon Hoel
ISBN : UOM:39015075671373
Genre : Arctic Ocean
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Polar Tourism

Author : Dr. Bernard Stonehouse
ISBN : 1845411935
Genre : Business & Economics
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Tourism throughout the world raises environmental issues that are often concerned with conflicting rights and responsibilities: the inherent right of mankind to travel, the no-less inherent right of indigenous people to guard their environmental heritage, and the responsibility of governments - local, national or (in the unique case of Antarctica) international - to protect environments over which they exercise stewardship. Additionally, the presence of international commercial enterprises, especially marine and other mass transport modes, represent unique governance challenges.This book deals mainly with environmental issues and the management implications arising from polar tourism, one of the fastest-growing sectors of world tourism. However, many of the issues discussed here arise no less urgently in temperate and tropical wilderness areas, and indeed in any region where sensitive environments are subjected to mass tourism. The principles and guidelines discussed here are of interest and practical use in tourism studies generally.

The State Of The European Arctic Environment

Author : Norsk polarinstitutt
ISBN : UVA:35007002388233
Genre : Arctic regions
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Recoge: 1. Introduction - 2. Geophysical characteristics - 3. Biota of the European Arctic - 4. Human activities and impacts -5. The environmental status - 6. State of action and protection arrangements - 7. Theats and challenges to the European Arctic environment.

The Environment

Author : William Dudley
ISBN : IND:30000086177148
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the environmental crisis, pollution, suburban sprawl, and environmental policy from a variety of viewpoints.

Experiencing And Protecting Sacred Natural Sites Of S?mi And Other Indigenous Peoples

Author : Leena Heinämäki
ISBN : 9783319480695
Genre : Law
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This book focuses specifically on the experience and protection of indigenous, and particularly Sámi sacred sites in the Arctic. Sacred sites are being increasingly recognized as important reservoirs of Arctic cultural and biological diversity, as a means for the transmission of culture and identity, and a tool for the preservation of fragile northern social-ecological systems. Yet, legal protection of Arctic sacred sites and related policies are often still lacking or absent. It becomes increasingly difficult for site custodians in the Arctic to protect these ancient sites, due to disruptive changes, such as climate change, economic developments and infrastructural development. With contributions from Sámi and non-Sámi scholars from Arctic regions, this book provides new insights into our understanding of the significance and legal protection of sacred sites for Sámi of the Arctic. It examines the role of international human rights, environmental law, and longstanding customary law that uphold Arctic indigenous peoples’ rights in conservation, and their associated management systems. It also demonstrates the complex relationships between indigenous knowledge, cultural/spiritual values and belief systems and nature conservation. The book looks forward to providing guidelines for future research and practice for improved integration of the ethical, cultural and spiritual values of nature into law, policy, planning and management. As such, this book offers a contribution to upholding the sanctity of these sites, their cultural identity and the biodiversity associated with them.

World Of Politics

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ISBN : IND:30000029147836
Genre : United States
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Arctic

Author : Mark Nuttall
ISBN : 9058230872
Genre : Science
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By demonstrating the importance of communication among social scientists, scientists in the natural sciences and stakeholders living in the Arctic, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the region's rapidly changing physical and human dimensions. In response to the tremendous challenges and opportunities facing the Arctic it is an essential resource for all Arctic researchers and those developing multidisciplinary projects. Representing a state-of-the-art overview of key areas of Arctic research by renowned specialists in the field, each chapter forms a detailed, varied and accessible account of current knowledge. Each author introduces the subject to a non-specialist readership, while retaining intellectual integrity and relevance for specialists. Overall, the richness of the material presented in this volume reflects the ecological and cultural diversity of this vast and environmentally critical part of the globe.

Arctic Alternatives

Author : Arctic Institute of North America
ISBN : UVA:35007004829770
Genre : Arctic regions
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Includes papers on development policy, the people, resources and environment.

Aspects Of Arctic And Sub Arctic History

Author : Ingi Sigurðsson
ISBN : IND:30000109288971
Genre : History
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This book presents over sixty papers, the proceedings of the International Congress on the History of the Arctic and Sub-Arctic region held in Rekjavik, 18th-21st June 1998. The contributions are by scholars from eleven countries and deal with a wide variety of subjects.

Indigenous Protest And Community Development In The Arctic

Author : Brian H. Hirsch
ISBN : WISC:89058874389
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Proceedings Of The International Conference On Offshore Mechanics And Arctic Engineering

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021413237
Genre : Arctic regions
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Heritage Of The Russian Arctic

Author : Barwolt Sijbrand Ebbinge
ISBN : UOM:39015050484693
Genre : Arctic regions
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"This volume presents the original results of an interdisciplinary survey of the natural and cultural heritage of the Russian Arctic. The studies were conducted within the framework of the Russian-Dutch co-operation on nature protection and conservation of historical monuments. Materials included in the volume were presented at the International Willem Barents Memorial Arctic Conservation Symposium held in Moscow, Russia, on 10-14 March 1998. The book is intended for researchers, high-school teachers and students, all other readers ,interested in the exploration and conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the Russian Arctic"--P.[4].

Sustainable Development Law Policy

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105063987841
Genre : Environmental law, International
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