Energy Report on the Nordic Parts of the Barents Region

Energy Report on the Nordic Parts of the Barents Region

Finnish Barents Group Oy Tero Lausala February 1998 Name of Project : Energy Report on the Nordic Parts of the Barents Region Project Number : 32 01 25 03 SUMMARY In November 1997 , the Nordic Council of Ministers ordered a report on ...

Author: Finnish Barents Group

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9289302003

Category: Reference

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Future of biodiversity in the Barents Region

Future of biodiversity in the Barents Region

This calls for managing landscapes and regions to allow coexistence of humans and other species. More detailed studies focusing on ... This is not surprising since the Barents region is thought to become wetter and warmer in future.

Author: Anouschka R. Hof

Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289339902

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Climate change may affect biodiversity to a large extent. Its effects have already caused shifts in species distributions and even species extinctions. Since especially high latitude regions are expected to be affected, this publication assesses the impact of future climate change on the biodiversity in the Barents Region (northern parts of Norway, Sweden and Finland, and Northwest Russia). It reports on the impact of climate change on a large range of species, including amphibians, butterflies, birds, mammals, moths, plants, slugs, snails, and reptiles, of which a few were studied more in depth. It further identifies future hotspots of species diversity and gives recommendations on species that should be prioritized for conservation and on areas that should be included in the network of protected areas in future. Lastly, it provides guidance on which aspects require further study.
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Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region

Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region

Concept Note on Common Challenges of the Conference on Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region The Conference was held on 23–25 April 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland. It was organized within the framework of ...

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Publisher: Nordic Council of Ministers

ISBN: 9789289326681

Category: Political Science

Page: 86

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The natural resources of the Barents Region are of strategic importance for Europe. One intensively developing sector is mining, which will bring new opportunities to the region, but which will also cause changes in the environment. The Conference on Best Environmental Practices in the Mining Sector in the Barents Region was held in Rovaniemi in April 2013. The Conference targeted the environmental issues connected to the mining sector and promoted best environmental practices for mines in the Barents Region. The overall goal for the Conference was to increase awareness of the challenges in the mining sector and to exchange information on assessing and managing social and environmental concerns. These Conference proceedings present the Concept Note on Common Challenges of the Conference and the abstracts of the presentations.
Categories: Political Science

The Barents Region

The Barents Region

This book provides a research-based history of the Barents Region from 800 2010 written by 27history researcher within the thirteenth sub-regions of the Barents Region.

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ISBN: 8253036515

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Society Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

Society  Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region

In this regard, there is a clear and urgent need for the promotion, enhancement and assurance of basic human rights and political freedoms in the Barents Region for all citizens. Additionally, the present analysis has also demonstrated ...

Author: Kamrul Hossain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351171229

Category: Nature

Page: 216

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The Arctic-Barents Region is facing numerous pressures from a variety of sources, including the effect of environmental changes and extractive industrial developments. The threats arising out of these pressures result in human security challenges. This book analyses the formation, and promotion, of societal security within the context of the Arctic-Barents Region. It applies the human security framework, which has increasingly gained currency at the UN level since 1994 (UNDP), as a tool to provide answers to many questions that face the Barents population today. The study explores human security dimensions such as environmental security, economic security, health, food, water, energy, communities, political security and digital security in order to assess the current challenges that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In doing so, the book develops a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs in the Barents Region and provides recommendations for new strategies to tackle insecurity and improve the wellbeing of both indigenous and local communities. This book will be a valuable tool for academics, policy-makers and students interested in environmental and human security, sustainable development, environmental studies and the Arctic and Barents Region in particular.
Categories: Nature

Food Security Governance in the Arctic Barents Region

Food Security Governance in the Arctic Barents Region

This Action Plan incorporated regional climate strategy plans for the Barents region. The regional climate change strategies are important tools for addressing the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, as they can be used to ...

Author: Kamrul Hossain

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319757568

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 142

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Food Security Governance in the Arctic-Barents Region provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the major food security and safety challenges faced in the Arctic region. The authors address existing gaps in current knowledge of the coordination and implementation of legal framework and policy that affects the Arctic. The volume is unique in its focus on the Barents region, an area of northern Europe containing Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The region has a population of approximately 5.2 million, including indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. The authors offer a balanced and systemic review of the role of traditional foods in this region, along with an overview of the regulatory tools and institutions that govern food security. Food security and safety in the –Arctic-Barents region is connected to and impacted by transformations from both inside and outside the area. Climate change, globalization and human activities affect the availability, accessibility, and affordability of food. The result of these transformations has an impact on the food security and safety for both indigenous and non-indigenous individuals and communities. The authors, by highlighting these challenges, reveal the importance of having harmonized policies and legal tools in place in order to strengthen food security and safety in the Barents region. The book forms part of the main outcome of the Academy of Finland’s ongoing project on Human Security as a promotional tool for societal security in the Arctic: Addressing Multiple Vulnerability to its Population with Specific Reference to the Barents Region (HuSArctic). Researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders will find the book to be an important contribution to the promotion of policies and strategies on food security.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Geochemical Atlas of Eastern Barents Region

Geochemical Atlas of Eastern Barents Region

The project area ( see the map of topography ) encompasses the eastern part of the Barents Region . Its land area includes the territory of Finland , eastern Finnmark in Norway , and the northwestern part of the Russian Federation ( the ...

Author: R. Salminen

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0444518150

Category: Science

Page: 568

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From 1999 to 2003 a multipurpose regional geochemical mapping project, was carried out in Finland, and the NW-part of Russia. An important aim of the project is to define the anthropogenic impact in relation to the natural variations in regional geochemical baselines of heavy metals and other elements over a large area containing several of the largest industrial emitters in Europe but also some of its most pristine areas. Terrestrial moss, the organic layer, stream waters, and the C-horizon soil samples were collected from1085 sites in Russia and 288 sites in Finland, giving an average density of one site per 1000 km2. Both total and aqua regia extractable element concentrations were determined from 2 mm fraction of minerogenic samples, and total concentrations of organic soil samples and terrestrial moss were measured after strong acid leach, bioavailable concentrations of organic layer soil samples were measured, too. Concentrations of more than 50 elements, radionuclides, and other parameters were determined. Different extraction methods were used in order to study the speciation and bioavailability of the elements./pbr Maps showing the distribution of 48 elements and other parameters are included in this atlas. The anomaly patterns of minerogenic C-horizon data are strongly controlled by element distributions in the bedrock. Stream water data are mainly controlled by geological formations and structures both for major and trace elements, but in some cases the influence of anthropogenic activities could be detected as elevated heavy metal concentrations. Anomaly patterns from moss data reflect mainly anthropogenic activities, but in areas such as mountains and tundra the geogenic dust also has a strong influence. It was not possible to detect any long distance airborne transport of heavy metals from industrialized areas to clean arctic regions.
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The Barents Region

The Barents Region

This text examines the Barents region as a political initiative, its historical and institutional architecture and its contributions to economic and environmental management in the North.

Author: Fridtjof Nansen-stiftelsen på Polhøgda

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015032542188

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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This text examines the Barents region as a political initiative, its historical and institutional architecture and its contributions to economic and environmental management in the North. Attention is paid to the impact of the Barents region on security and on European integration.
Categories: Political Science

Governing Arctic Seas Regional Lessons from the Bering Strait and Barents Sea

Governing Arctic Seas  Regional Lessons from the Bering Strait and Barents Sea

The Barents Sea Region has historically been an area of extensive contact across national borders. This also goes for scientific cooperation and resource management. Different ethnic groups and nationalities have moved across the ...

Author: Oran R. Young

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030256746

Category: Law

Page: 358

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Governing Arctic Seas introduces the concept of ecopolitical regions, using in-depth analyses of the Bering Strait and Barents Sea Regions to demonstrate how integrating the natural sciences, social sciences and Indigenous knowledge can reveal patterns, trends and processes as the basis for informed decisionmaking. This book draws on international, interdisciplinary and inclusive (holistic) perspectives to analyze governance mechanisms, built infrastructure and their coupling to achieve sustainability in biophysical regions subject to shared authority. Governing Arctic Seas is the first volume in a series of books on Informed Decisionmaking for Sustainability that apply, train and refine science diplomacy to address transboundary issues at scales ranging from local to global. For nations and peoples as well as those dealing with global concerns, this holistic process operates across a ‘continuum of urgencies’ from security time scales (mitigating risks of political, economic and cultural instabilities that are immediate) to sustainability time scales (balancing economic prosperity, environmental protection and societal well-being across generations). Informed decisionmaking is the apex goal, starting with questions that generate data as stages of research, integrating decisionmaking institutions to employ evidence to reveal options (without advocacy) that contribute to informed decisions. The first volumes in the series focus on the Arctic, revealing legal, economic, environmental and societal lessons with accelerating knowledge co-production to achieve progress with sustainability in this globally-relevant region that is undergoing an environmental state change in the sea and on land. Across all volumes, there is triangulation to integrate research, education and leadership as well as science, technology and innovation to elaborate the theory, methods and skills of informed decisionmaking to build common interests for the benefit of all on Earth.
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Religion Church and Education in the Barents Region

Religion  Church  and Education in the Barents Region

The coincidence between the « Russian » > and the « marine >>> in the image of Saint Nikolai , expresses the very essence of the Pomor culture as it dissolves the cosmos of Russian life in the element of the sea and interpreting ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105021319285

Category: Church and education

Page: 206

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Categories: Church and education