This book provides a first-ever synthesis of sustainability and sustainable development experiences in the Arctic. It presents state-of-the-art thinking about sustainability for the Arctic from a multi-disciplinary perspective.
This book aims to create a comprehensive, integrative knowledge base for the assessment of Arctic sustainability for countries such as U.S., Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, alongside emerging ideas about sustainable development in the Arctic. These ideas relate to understanding how a community’s geography matters in determining the required sustainability efforts, decolonial thinking for building sustainability that is crafted by and for local and Indigenous communities, and the idea of polycentrism, i.e. that the paths toward sustainability differ among places and communities. This volume also highlights the recent thinking about sustainability and resilience over the past decade for the rapidly changing Arctic region.
With patterns of thinking drawn from economic, social, environmental, community and other components of sustainability, observations and monitoring, engagement of Indigenous knowledge, and integration with policy and decision making, the book helps us understand the complexity and interconnectedness of current Arctic transformations in a more comprehensive way.
Preface 1. Introduction to Arctic Sustainability: A Synthesis of KnowledgeJessica K. Graybill, Andrey N. Petrov;2. Sustainable Economies in the ArcticJoan Nyman Larsen, Lee Huskey;3. Culture and SustainabilitySusanna Gartler, Vera Kuklina, Peter Schweitzer;4. Sustainable ResourcesChris Southcott;5. Governance for Arctic SustainabilityGary N. Wilson, Gail Fondahl, Klaus Georg Hansen;6. Methodological Challenges and Innovations in Arctic Community Sustainability ResearchGary Kofinas, Shauna BurnSilver, Andrey N. Petrov; Afterword: In anticipation of Arctic Sustainability, Community and Environment: A Synthesis of Knowledge IIAndrey N. Petrov, Jessica K. Graybill, Tatiana Degai, Aileen A. Espiritu, Diane Hirshberg and Tatiana Vlasova; Index
The Routledge series in Polar Regions seeks to include research and policy debates about trends and events taking place in two important world regions, the Arctic and Antarctic. Previously neglected periphery regions, with climate change, resource development, and shifting geopolitics, these regions are becoming increasingly crucial to happenings outside these regions. At the same time, the economies, societies, and natural environments of the Arctic are undergoing rapid change. This new series seeks to draw upon fieldwork, satellite observations, archival studies, and other research methods which inform about crucial developments in the Polar regions. The series is interdisciplinary drawing on the work of anthropologists, geographers, economists, political scientists, botanists, climatologists, GIS and geospatial techniques specialists, oceanographers, earth scientists, biologists, historians, engineers, and many others. Topics within any of these disciplines or multidisciplinary research combining several disciplines are sought. They can focus on one region in the Arctic or Antarctic or all of either Polar region or both. The emphasis in the series is on linking cutting edge research in the Polar regions with the policy implications of the research findings.