This book offers multidisciplinary perspectives on renewable economies in the Arctic and how these are being supported scientifically, economically, socially, and politically by Arctic states.
The economic development of the Arctic region is witnessing new, innovative trends which hold promise for the sustainable development of the region. This book discusses the emerging forms of renewable economies to understand where intellectual and technological innovations are being made. It draws on the expertise of scholars from across the Arctic and provides the reader with a foundation of knowledge to identify the unique challenges of the region and explore opportunities to unlock the immense potential of renewable resources to boost the region’s economy. This book offers a holistic Arctic perspective against the backdrop of prevailing social, economic, and climatic challenges.
With critical insights on the economic state of play and the role of renewable resources in the development of the Arctic region, this book will be a vital point of reference for Arctic scholars, communities, and policy makers.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Renewable Economies in the Arctic 2. Arctic Broadband Connectivity and the Creative Economy: Access, Challenges and Opportunities in Nunavut and Alaska 3. The Cool Economy: Technological Innovation and the Prospects for a Sustainable Arctic Economy 4. The Potential of Art and Design for Renewable Economies in the Arctic 5. Touring in the Arctic: Shades of Grey towards a Sustainable Future 6. The Social Economy and Renewable Resource Development in Nunavut: Barriers and Opportunities 7. An Academic Lead in Developing Sustainable Arctic Communities: Co-creation, Quintuple Helix and Open Social Innovation 8. Sustaining Indigenous Knowledges as Renewable "Resources" 9. Towards Socially Sustainable Renewable Energy Projects Through Involvement of Local Communities: Normative Aspects and Practices on the Ground 10. Enhancing Energy Justice in the Arctic: An Appraisal of the Participation of Arctic Indigenous Peoples in the Transition to Renewable Energy 11. Adding Value from Marketing Origin of Food from Arctic Norway 12. Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Arctic 13. The Arctic as a Food Producing Region 14. The Nexus between Water, Energy, and Food (WEF) Systems in Northern Canada
David C. Natcher is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Trained as a cultural anthropologist, he conducts research in the areas of Indigenous social-economies and sustainable development in the Arctic.
Timo Koivurova is a research professor at the Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, and has a multidisciplinary specialisation in Arctic law and governance but has also conducted broader research on multi-level governance.