Arctic Justice: Addressing Persistent Organic Pollutants

33 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2011 Last revised: 20 Jan 2012

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Elizabeth Burleson; London School of Economics (LSE)

Stephanie Dodson Dougherty

Florida State University; Washington and Lee University


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.

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

Suggested Citation

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:

Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author) ( email )

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Stephanie Dodson Dougherty

Florida State University ( email )

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United States

Washington and Lee University ( email )

204 W Washington St
Lexington, VA 24450
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