Polar oceans governance in an era of environmental change
- edited by Tim Stephens, Faculty of law, University of Sydney, australia, and David L. VanderZwaag, Marine and Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada.
- Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, 
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- xvii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- New horizons in environmental and energy law.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Polar oceans governance : shifting seascapes, hazy horizons / Tim Stephens and David L. VanderZwaag
- Part I. Environmental change in the polar oceans
- Environmental change and governance challenges in the Southern Ocean / Marcus Haward and Julia Jabour
- Environmental change in the Arctic region / Lorne Kriwoken
- Part II. Geostrategic dynamics in the polar oceans
- Rising temperatures, rising tensions : power politics and regime building in the Arctic / Rob Huebert
- Power politics in the Antarctic Treaty System / Melissa Weber
- Part III. Resources, environment, sovereignty and jurisdiction : bipolar perspectives
- Is joint development possible in the Arctic? / Rizal Abdul Kadir
- From hydrocarbons to psychrophiles : the "scramble" for Antarctic and Arctic resources / David Leary
- Polar continental shelves : Australian and Canadian challenges and opportunities / Tim Stephens
- The IMO's PSSA mechanism and the debate over the Northwest Passage / Suzanne Lalonde
- Part IV. Developing national and foreign policy responses
- Inuit perspectives on governance in the Canadian Arctic / Shelley Wright
- Arctic climate governance : can the canary in the coal mine lift Canada's head out of the sand(s)? / Meinhard Doelle
- Coastal state jurisdiction and the Polar Code : a test case for Arctic Oceans governance? / Rosemary Rayfuse
- Canada, the United States and international law of the sea in the Arctic Ocean / Ted L. McDorman
- Middle powers and oceans policy : Australian perspectives on Antarctic competition and cooperation / Donald R. Rothwell
- Part V. The future of polar oceans governance
- The durability of the "Antarctic model" and Southern Ocean governance / Ruth Davis
- The Arctic Council and the future of Arctic Ocean governance : edging forward in a sea of governance challenges / David L. VanderZwaag.
This timely book provides a cutting-edge assessment of how the dynamic ocean regions at the highest latitudes on earth are being managed in an era of unprecedented environmental change. The Arctic and Southern oceans are experiencing transformative environmental change as a result of climate change and ocean acidification. As areas of unparalleled environmental, cultural and scientific value, they are crucibles for testing how integrated, eco-systemic governance frameworks can be developed to meet and address volatile environmental, political and economic challenges. Drawing especially on Australian and Canadian experiences in polar oceans management through multilateral global and regional institutions, the book identifies policy options for improving the governance of the Arctic and Southern Oceans. In offering a pioneering 'bipolar' assessment of environmental management at both Polar Regions, this important book will be an essential resource for policymakers, scholars and students actively engaged in discussion and debate on the future of polar oceans governance in the Anthropocene. Stephens.
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