Arctic Legal System: A New Sustainable Development Model

Russian Law Journal, 4(2):83-95, 2016, DOI:10.17589/2309-8678-2016-4-2-83-95

13 Pages Posted: 26 May 2016

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Manjeet Sahu

National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL); University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Students

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Historically, the term ‘Arctic’ was used synonymously with the term ‘ice’, but climate change and Arctic hydrocarbon grabbed the attention of the world community as an opportunity to make the Arctic an ‘Energy Hub’. Exploration of oil and gas over the past six decades in the Arctic has made the region as places in the world. All major players in the market have endeavored to approach this new energy basket to utilize its maximum benefit. Commercial exploitation of natural resources has made this place a center for the regulation of oil and gas activities. However, petroleum exploration and its operation have had significant local detrimental impacts on the atmosphere, inhabitants and marine environment. Geologists have always believed in the huge reserves of oil and gas in the Arctic Region. However, the exploration of oil and gas started as recently as the mid-1950s. An increase in the demand of oil and gas in the international market, as well as its growing scarcity, compelled the world to locate oil and gas reserves in various regions. It is significant to note that the Arctic states are strategically going to control the excessive exploitation of Arctic hydrocarbon with much profitability. However, it is still a far sighted question ‘whether Arctic will provide direct competition to the Middle East’ and become another hub in the energy market.

Keywords: arctic, exploration, energy hub, energy market, sustainable development

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Sahu, Manjeet Kumar, Arctic Legal System: A New Sustainable Development Model (2015). Russian Law Journal, 4(2):83-95, 2016, DOI:10.17589/2309-8678-2016-4-2-83-95. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2783593

Manjeet Kumar Sahu (Contact Author)

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University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Students ( email )

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