Comparing Russian and Canadian Climate Policy: Protecting Arctic Interests?

Authors

  • Meinhard Doelle Dalhousie University, Canada
  • Roman Dremliuga Far Eastern Federal University, Russian Federation
DOI: https://doi.org/10.23865/arctic.v13.3225

Abstract

The global human influence on the climate is growing at an alarming pace. This trend appears doomed to continue. Polar regions are feeling the effects first. This means that if the impacts of climate change serve to motivate effective policies, polar regions could be a good place to look for climate policy innovation. It is within this context that this article considers Arctic climate policy in Russia and Canada. The basic question posed is whether the unique and immediate threat climate change presents in the Arctic is reflected in progressive laws and policies with respect to four key areas: mitigation, adaptation, impacts and vulnerability, and development.

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Author Biographies

Meinhard Doelle, Dalhousie University, Canada

Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Schulich School of Law

Roman Dremliuga, Far Eastern Federal University, Russian Federation

Department of International Public and Private Law

Published

2022-06-27

How to Cite

Doelle, M., & Dremliuga, R. (2022). Comparing Russian and Canadian Climate Policy: Protecting Arctic Interests?. Arctic Review, 13, 258–285. https://doi.org/10.23865/arctic.v13.3225

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Keywords:

climate change, mitigation, adaptation, development path, Arctic, Canada, Russia