Historical Perspectives of the Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic

Uusiautti et al. (eds.) (2019). Human Migration in the Arctic - Facets to the Past, Present, and Future, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 13-30.

Posted: 23 Dec 2019

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Stefan Kirchner

University of Lapland, Arctic Centre

Date Written: January 1, 2019

Abstract

Despite its harsh climatic conditions, the Arctic has long been both home and destination for many people. Due to climate change, interest in the Arctic is growing, as is the number of people travelling to or through the Arctic. This chapter looks at human security and environmental security in the Arctic through the lens of movement, transportation and migration and in doing so offers an attempt to draw lessons from past experiences for the challenges of today and of the future.

Keywords: Arctic, security, safety, environment, law of the sea, shipping, migration

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Kirchner, Stefan, Historical Perspectives of the Environmental and Human Security in the Arctic (January 1, 2019). Uusiautti et al. (eds.) (2019). Human Migration in the Arctic - Facets to the Past, Present, and Future, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 13-30., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3498767

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