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How Does the Arctic Council Support Conservation of Arctic Biodiversity?

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Barry, Tom
dc.contributor.author Davidsdottir, Brynhildur
dc.contributor.author Einarsson, Níels
dc.contributor.author Young, Oran
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-22T15:11:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-22T15:11:17Z
dc.date.issued 2020-06-20
dc.identifier.citation Barry, T.; Daviðsdóttir, B.; Einarsson, N.; Young, O.R. How Does the Arctic Council Support Conservation of Arctic Biodiversity? Sustainability 2020, 12, 5042.
dc.identifier.issn 2071-1050
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2324
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.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.
dc.description.sponsorship We thank the numerous people who took time to review this paper and provide insights and constructive comments which led to its improvement. This work is supported by, and contributes to, the NordForsk-funded Nordic Centre of Excellence project (award 76654) Arctic Climate Predictions: Pathways to Resilient, Sustainable Societies (ARCPATH).
dc.format.extent 5042
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries Sustainability;12(12)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Arctic
dc.subject Arctic biodiversity assessment
dc.subject Arctic Council
dc.subject Biodiversity
dc.subject CAFF
dc.subject Conservation
dc.subject Conservation of arctic flora and fauna
dc.subject Institutional effectiveness
dc.subject Norður-heimskautið
dc.subject Friðlýsing
dc.subject Umhverfisvernd
dc.subject Gróðurvernd
dc.title How Does the Arctic Council Support Conservation of Arctic Biodiversity?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Sustainability
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/su12125042
dc.relation.url https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/12/5042/pdf
dc.contributor.department Umhverfis- og auðlindafræði (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Environment and Natural Resources (UI)
dc.contributor.department Líf- og umhverfisvísindadeild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences (UI)
dc.contributor.school Verkfræði- og náttúruvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (UI)

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