Arctic Marine Governance

Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation

  • Elizabeth Tedsen
  • Sandra Cavalieri
  • R. Andreas Kraemer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. The Arctic Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Erik J. Molenaar, Timo Koivurova, Elizabeth Tedsen, Andrew Reid, Kamrul Hossain
      Pages 3-19
    3. Arne Riedel
      Pages 21-43
    4. Susanah Stoessel, Elizabeth Tedsen, Sandra Cavalieri, Arne Riedel
      Pages 45-69
    5. Adam Stepien, Timo Koivurova, Anna Gremsperger, Henna Niemi
      Pages 71-99
  3. Impacts and Activities in the Marine Arctic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Kamrul Hossain, Timo Koivurova, Gerald Zojer
      Pages 159-176
  4. Improving Marine Governance

  5. Opportunities for Transatlantic Cooperation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Elizabeth Tedsen, Sandra Cavalieri
      Pages 237-262
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-267

About this book


The Arctic region plays an important role in regulating the world’s climate and is also highly impacted by climate change, with average temperatures rising almost twice as fast as the rest of the world and sea ice melting much faster than previously predicted. These rapid changes will have significant impacts on human activity in the region and on the Arctic marine environment. This book draws on the results of the 2008-2009 Arctic TRANSFORM project, funded by the European Commission‘s Directorate General of External Relations, which engaged experts in a transatlantic discussion on the roles of the European Union and United States in light of the Arctic’s changing climate and political and legal complexities. The book addresses the significant changes and developments in the marine Arctic, with descriptions and recommendations reflecting the current governance environment. A comprehensive overview of environmental governance and sustainable development in the Arctic is created. Chapters explore impacts and activities by sector, looking at fisheries, shipping, and offshore hydrocarbon in the Arctic and at policy options and strategies for improving marine governance in the region. A particular focus is given to the roles of the European Union and United States and opportunities for cooperation to enhance Arctic environmental governance.


Arctic Climate Change International Relations Natural Resources Sustainable Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Tedsen
    • 1
  • Sandra Cavalieri
    • 2
  • R. Andreas Kraemer
    • 3
  1. 1.Ecologic Institute EIUS, Washington D.C.Washington D.C.USA
  2. 2.Ecologic InstituteBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Ecologic InstituteBerlinGermany

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