The Arctic region is hotting up. Climate change is making its presence felt more strongly at the top of the world than in other regions, and as ice cover declines, speculation about economic exploitation in this harsh and fragile environment has intensified.
Today’s guest, Kathrin Keil, guides us through what’s currently happening in the Arctic, and what the possibilities are for oil and gas, shipping and fishing. Who are the main players? What are some of the current and potential activities? What are the risks and constraints that accompany them? And how well equipped are we to regulate these activities through international cooperation and Arctic governance?
Kathrin is a Project Scientist at the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany, and also serves as Europe Director (Arctic Security, Cooperation, Resources and Institutions) for the Arctic Institute