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Arctic Justice: Addressing Persistent Organic Pollutants

Elizabeth Burleson

BurlesonInstitute.org; London School of Economics (LSE)

Stephanie Dodson Dougherty

Florida State University; Washington and Lee University

Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Forthcoming

This article recommends enhanced governance of persistent organic pollutants through incentives to develop environmentally sound, climate friendly technologies as well as caution in developing the Arctic. It highlights the toxicity challenges presented by POPs to Arctic people and ecosystems.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 33

Keywords: Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants POPs, indigenous peoples, tribes, food security, toxic chemicals, public health, adaptation, climate change, sustainable development, innovation, resilience, mitigation, environmentally sound technology transfer, environmental justice, UNFCCC

JEL Classification: A1,C7,C8,D1,D4,D6,D7,D8,D9,E2,E3,E6,F,F1,F4,H1,H2,H4,H5,H7,H8,I1,I18,I19,I2,I3,J1,K1,K2,K3,K4,L1,N4

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Date posted: November 22, 2011 ; Last revised: January 20, 2012

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Burleson, Elizabeth and Dodson Dougherty, Stephanie, Arctic Justice: Addressing Persistent Organic Pollutants. Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1962409

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Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author)
BurlesonInstitute.org ( email )
London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
Stephanie Dodson Dougherty
Florida State University ( email )
Tallahasse, FL 32306
United States
Washington and Lee University ( email )
204 W Washington St
Lexington, VA 24450
United States
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