This book offers multidisciplinary perspectives on renewable economies in the Arctic and how these are being supported scientifically, economically, socially, and politically by Arctic states.

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.

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.

chapter 1|8 pages


Renewable economies in the Arctic
ByDavid C. Natcher, Timo Koivurova
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chapter 2|37 pages

Arctic broadband connectivity and the creative economy

Access, challenges, and opportunities in Nunavut and Alaska
ByTimothy J. Pasch, Olaf Kuhlke
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chapter 3|16 pages

The cool economy

Technological innovation and the prospects for a sustainable Arctic economy
ByKen Coates, Carin Holroyd
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chapter 4|19 pages

The potential of art and design for renewable economies in the Arctic

ByTimo Jokela, Glen Coutts, Ruth Beer, Svetlana Usenyuk-Kravchuc, Herminia Din, Maria Huhmarniemi
Size: 0.37 MB

chapter 5|18 pages

Touring in the Arctic

Shades of gray toward a sustainable future
ByPatrick T. Maher, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, Trine Kvidal-Røvik, Dieter K. Müller, Outi Rantala
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chapter 6|24 pages

The social economy and renewable resource development in Nunavut

Barriers and opportunities
ByChris Southcott
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chapter 7|26 pages

An academic lead in developing sustainable Arctic communities

Co-creation, quintuple helix, and open social innovation
ByMartin Mohr Olsen
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chapter 8|16 pages

Sustaining Indigenous knowledge as renewable “resources”

ByNorma Shorty
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chapter 9|19 pages

Toward socially sustainable renewable energy projects through involvement of local communities

Normative aspects and practices on the ground
ByKarin Buhmann, Paul Bowles, Dorothée Cambou, Anna-Sofie Hurup Skjervedal, Mark Stoddart
Size: 0.35 MB

chapter 10|19 pages

Enhancing energy justice in the Arctic

An appraisal of the participation of Arctic indigenous peoples in the transition to renewable energy
ByDorothée Cambou, Greg Poelzer
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chapter 11|21 pages

Adding value from marketing origin of food from the Arctic Norway

ByBjørg Helen Nøstvold, Ingrid Kvalvik, Morten Heide
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chapter 12|25 pages

Marine fisheries and aquaculture in the Arctic

ByCatherine Chambers, Theresa Henke, Brad Barr, David Cook, Barry Costa Pierce, Níels Einarsson, Brooks Kaiser, Ögmundur Knútsson, Matthias Kokorsch, Trent Sutton
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chapter 13|14 pages

The Arctic as a food-producing region

ByDavid Natcher, Ingrid Kvalvik, Ólafur Reykdal, Kristin Hansen, Florent Govaerts, Silje Elde, Bjørg Helen Nøstvold, Rune Rødbotten, Sigridur Dalmannsdottir, Hilde Halland, Eivind Uleberg, Jón Árnason, Páll Gunnar Pálsson, Rakel Halldórsdóttir, Óli Þór Hilmarsson, Gunnar Þórðarson, Þóra Valsdóttir
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chapter 14|17 pages

The nexus between water, energy, and food (WEF) systems in Northern Canada

ByDavid Natcher, Shawn Ingram
Size: 1.69 MB