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.
The book's chapter 5, "Touring in the Arctic: Shades of Grey towards a Sustainable Futureby" is contributed by the members of the UArctic's Thematic Network on Northern Tourism.
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.
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.
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