Arctic environment : european perspectives : why should Europe care ?
European Environment Agency
UNEP, United Nations Environment Programme
PublisherLuxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union
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The Arctic is recognised as one of the planet's last pristine area on the globe where indigenous peoples pursue their traditional lifestyles. However, as Europe's dependence on the Arctic's resources grows, the region is coming under increasing pressure from unsustainable development, land fragmentation, climate change and pollution. Indigenous peoples incur the greatest negative effects of this exploitation yet receive a relatively small share of the benefits. Governments, indigenous peoples and the private sector can work together to manage and use these natural resources responsibly and equitably, but international cooperation is needed. By taking stock of the most recent research and assessments by AMAP and others, EEA & UNEP have jointly prepared this report to raise the awareness of policy makers and the public about the issues involved and why Europe shoud care. Europe's connection to the Arctic is such that its commitment is more than warranted, and the European Union has the potential to play a leading role in catalysing the response of the Arctic nations.
Citation“2004. Arctic environment : european perspectives : why should Europe care ?. Luxembourg : Publications Office of the European Union.”
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