Extractive resource development is becoming more important to Arctic communities. In the past these developments have often resulted in an increase in environmental, social, and economic problems in the region. Increasingly new systems of governance and new forms of relationships between Arctic communities and industry mean that communities have a greater opportunity to use resource development to improve capacity and general well-being. Papers in this session will look at varying aspects of the relationship between extractive resource development and the sustainability of Arctic communities.
5.1 Current research on extractive industries and the sustainability in the Arctic
Convenor: Chris Southcott (Lakehead University), Sverker Sörlin (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Florian Stammler (University of Lapland), Thierry Rodon (Universite Laval), Andrey Petrov (University of Northern Iowa)
Presentation type: Oral presentations only