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As the race for assets in far away components of the planet gathers momentum, such a lot dialogue has established at the capability for clash, environmental destruction, and upheaval from weather swap. this crucial booklet shifts the dialog concerning the Arctic and Antarctic from clash to cooperation. A multidisciplinary roster of specialists offers clean perspectives of the polar areas, concentrating on international relations and the possibility of cooperative overseas decision-making. jointly the members illustrate the breadth of concerns that complicate governance within the Arctic and Antarctic, in addition to parallels and transformations among the politics of the 2 poles.

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With other concerns emerging over uses of the continent, a more complex regime—the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS)—was progressively established to complement the provisions of the Antarctic Treaty. 36 The Science-Policy Interface The promotion of scientific research has been a cornerstone of the ATS since the early years of the regime, Article 2 of the Antarctic Treaty providing that “freedom of scientific investigation in Antarctica and cooperation toward that end . . ”37 In the years following the adoption of the Antarctic Treaty, the Special Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)38 was the only nongovernmental actor playing a role in the implementation and development of the regime as a scientific organization.

Richard A. Herr, “The Changing Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Antarctic Treaty System,” in Governing the Antarctic: The Effectiveness and Legitimacy of the Antarctic Treaty System, ed. Olav Schram Stokke and Vidas Davor (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 91. 9. World Commission on Environment and Development, Our Common Future (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987). 10. United Nations, 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, Principle 10. 11. UN Conference on Environment and Development, Agenda 21, sec.

Indb 30 10/8/14 8:24:49 AM The Role of Nonstate Actors 31 Development Working Group (SDWG), leading to the organization of two thematic workshops and an informal dialogue with businesses. This work resulted in the development of a publicly available information tool. 138 The task force builds the participation of the Arctic states and Permanent Participants, as well as invited experts representing industry. It is mandated to provide rapid results in order to launch the circumpolar business forum—renamed Arctic Economic Council—in spring 2014.

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