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Arctic

Arctic

The Arctic is home to unique habitats that are severely threatened by the effects of climate change. The increasing loss of sea ice allows parts of the Arctic to be used more intensively than ever before, especially to pursue economic opportunities such as oil, gas, and mineral exploitation and commercial shipping, fishing, and tourism.

Some of these activities threaten the rights of indigenous and local communities and increase pressures on the region's ecosystems critically, whereas others might allow for sustainable local development in certain areas. Our work requires interdisciplinary research and a cross-sectoral understanding of the dynamics at hand, including the impacts of transboundary pollution, invasive species, and underwater noise as well as protection through different management tools such as marine protected areas.

Ecologic Institute provides analyses of international, regional, and national governance frameworks with relevance for the Arctic and develops recommendations to support sustainable environmental policy and governance for the region. Our experts draw particularly on their experiences of ocean and marine governance and the blue economy as well as on their legal expertise to cover all relevant pressures on Arctic habitats.

Ecologic Institute is also represented in national fora  such as the German Arctic Dialogue and fosters transdisciplinary exchange between young professionals with its Arctic Summer College.

Contact

Environmental Law – Ecologic Legal

Land Use

Climate

Plastics

Arctic

Trade

Governance

Dr. Ralph Bodle, LLM
Senior Fellow

Water

Coastal + Marine

Economics

Finance

Arctic

Industry

Environmental Law – Ecologic Legal

Arctic

Coastal + Marine

Climate

Education

Governance

Industry

Arne Riedel, LLM
Coordinator Ecologic Legal
Coordinator Arctic
Senior Fellow
Selected Projects for Arctic

Sommer School

WWF Arctic Council

 
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How can we improve policy monitoring of national implementation to further protect the Arctic environment and its inhabitants? With the WWF Arctic Council Scorecards, Ecologic Institute and WWF International Arctic Programme undertook the effort to provide a first... Read more
 
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How can we improve policy monitoring of national implementation to further protect the Arctic environment and its inhabitants? With the WWF Arctic Council Scorecards, Ecologic Institute and WWF International Arctic Programme continue and update the overview of the... Read more
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Selected Publications for Arctic
 
This book, edited by Ecologic Institute's Brendan O’Donnell, Max Gruenig, and Arne Riedel, highlights both the diversity of perspectives and approaches to Arctic research and the inherent interdisciplinary nature of studying and understanding this incomparable region.... Read more

O'Donnell, Brendan; Max Gruenig; Arne Riedel (Eds.) 2018: Arctic Summer College Yearbook. An Interdisciplinary Look into Arctic Sustainable Development. 1st ed. Springer International Publishing Switzerland.

 
WWF Bericht
How can we improve policy monitoring of national implementation to further protect the Arctic environment and its inhabitants? With the WWF Arctic Council Scorecards, Ecologic Institute and WWF International Arctic Programme undertook the effort to provide a first... Read more

WWF Arctic Programme (2017): WWF Arctic Council Conservation Scorecard (Rep.). Ottawa, ON.

All publications on Arctic
Selected Events for Arctic

Youth

 
The Arctic Climate Change Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ACCEL), Barents Regional Youth Council, Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP), Reykjavik University, and Youth Arctic Coalition convened a workshop as well as a question and answer... Read more

Discussion:Youth in the Arctic: A Discussion Connecting the Leaders of Tomorrow and Today

Date
Location
Reykjavik, Iceland

COPs

 
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100 days after the successful negotiation of a global climate agreement in Paris, the Arctic is facing some of the warmest winter temperatures on record. As communities face threats to personal safety, livelihood, and culture, one pressing question remains: what effect... Read more

Digital Event:100 Days In: COP21 and the Arctic's Future – An Era of Energy Transition

Date
Location
Berlin, Germany
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Selected Presentations for Arctic
 
Katherine Weingartner, Elizabeth Tedsen und Arne Riedel präsentieren den Gap Analysis Report.
On 11 September 2014, nineteen top Arctic institutes in Europe proposed the establishment of an EU Arctic Information Centre as a network undertaking in the final seminar of the project "EU in the Arctic, The Arctic in the EU" in Brussels, Belgium. Arne Riedel presented... Read more

Speech:EU in the Arctic, the Arctic in the EU - Gap Analysis Report

Date
Location
Brussels, Belgium
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