The book gives a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In the book, researchers provide recommendations for new strategies to tackle insecurity and improve the wellbeing of both indigenous and local communities.
There has been very little documented research conducted on food security in the Barents region when compared to other areas of the Arctic, such as Canada and Alaska. The authors specified that food security in the Arctic-Barents region is subject to a plurality of conditions attributable to the heterogeneity of the territory and national contexts that influence the governance of these territories.
HuSArctic researcher were well presented at the ECoHuCy conference in Rovaniemi on May 24 and 25. The ECoHuCy project (“Enablement besides Constraints: Human Security and a Cyber Multi-disciplinary Framework in the European High North”) focuses on the interrelations of human security and cybersecurity, with a regional focus on the European High North.
UArctic Thematic Network on Arctic Law has published the fifth volume of the Current Developments in Arctic Law. The annual publication of the Network endeavors to present short updates on matters pertaining to the Arctic law, thereby disseminating information on topical Arctic issues and ongoing projects relevant in the field. The fifth volume, published with a reformatted look, contains seventeen chapters including both academic and non-academic contributions.
The Nordic Council of Ministers funded project: “The Food (in)Security in the Arctic: Contribution of Traditional and Local Food to promote Food Security with Particular Reference to the European High North” had its first workshop held at the Council for Baltic Sea States (CBSS) on 13 October 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden. The project is hosted at the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law (NIEM) at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland.
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