Work Package 3

The changing global context of the European Arctic

In this work package particular attention is devoted to interactions between environmental change, resource demand, the global economy, and geopolitical changes. By use of scenario methodology, we will provide a set of narratives of global change projections that can be used as background for analyzing the potential future role of governance.

This will be relevant for the specific context of the European Arctic and the governance mechanism treated in detail in work package 2, but also at a more general level for understanding the potential and limitations of Arctic governance in a world of rapid environmental and political change.

Work package leaders

Annika E. Nilsson, SEI,  and Niklas Eklund, Umeå University