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How Does the Arctic Council Support Conservation of Arctic Biodiversity?

How Does the Arctic Council Support Conservation of Arctic Biodiversity?


Title: How Does the Arctic Council Support Conservation of Arctic Biodiversity?
Author: Barry, Tom
Davidsdottir, Brynhildur   orcid.org/0000-0001-9783-9942
Einarsson, Níels
Young, Oran   orcid.org/0000-0003-2463-6735
Date: 2020-06-20
Language: English
Scope: 5042
University/Institute: Háskóli Íslands
University of Iceland
School: Verkfræði- og náttúruvísindasvið (HÍ)
School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (UI)
Department: Umhverfis- og auðlindafræði (HÍ)
Environment and Natural Resources (UI)
Líf- og umhverfisvísindadeild (HÍ)
Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences (UI)
Series: Sustainability;12(12)
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su12125042
Subject: Arctic; Arctic biodiversity assessment; Arctic Council; Biodiversity; CAFF; Conservation; Conservation of arctic flora and fauna; Institutional effectiveness; Norður-heimskautið; Friðlýsing; Umhverfisvernd; Gróðurvernd
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2324

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Barry, T.; Daviðsdóttir, B.; Einarsson, N.; Young, O.R. How Does the Arctic Council Support Conservation of Arctic Biodiversity? Sustainability 2020, 12, 5042.

Abstract:

The Arctic Council is an intergovernmental forum promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among Arctic states, indigenous communities, and peoples on issues of common importance. The rising geo-political importance of the Arctic and the onset of climate change has resulted in the Council becoming a focus of increasing interest from both inside and beyond the Arctic. This has resulted in new demands placed on the Council, attracting an increasing number of participants, and instigating a period of transformation as Arctic states work to find a way to balance conflicting demands to improve the Council's effectiveness and take care of national interests. This paper considers whether, during this time of change, the Council is having an impact on the issues it was formed to address, i.e., environmental protection and sustainable development. To provide answers, it looks at how the Council reports on and evaluates progress towards the implementation of recommendations it makes regarding biodiversity, how it identifies where activities have had impacts and uncovers the mechanisms through which they were successful, to provide an insight into how the Arctic Council can be an agent of change.

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