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Insights from the Arctic Transform project integrated into the Arctic Governance Project

Insights from the Arctic Transform project integrated into the Arctic Governance Project

Results from Arctic TRANSFORM have been included in a compendium compiled by the Arctic Governance Project. Climate change has triggered a surge of research activity in the Arctic that attempts to address newly emerging concerns over governance, environmental impacts, traditional livelihoods, and expanding economic activity. The Arctic Governance Project aims to capture and assemble the best of these research efforts in order to lay the foundation for the way forward and communicate conclusions to policymakers.

The compendium compiles over 650 documents from various academic, NGO, governmental, and other sources into a searchable and filterable database. Documents are categorized into six pathways, each with additional subcategories: terrestrial, marine, atmospheric, proposed governance, existing governance, and governance systems.

Among the research efforts included are the background papers from Arctic TRANSFORM. Arctic TRANSFORM was an 18-month project financed by the Directorate-General for External Relations (DG Relex) of the European Commission designed to develop transatlantic policy options for supporting adaptation in the marine Arctic environment. Emphasis was placed on cross-sectoral synergies and stakeholder participation in the issue areas of environmental governance, indigenous peoples, offshore hydrocarbon, shipping, and fisheries.