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Reducing Risks and Increasing Environmental Security in Arctic Waters

How can the Nordic Countries Enhance Cooperation?

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Available online: https://pub.norden.org/temanord2020-506/ Abstract [en]: The Arctic is undergoing rapid climate change, and the shrinking sea ice opens up possibilities of exploring more of the Arctic Ocean for economic development, including new sea routes. Maritime activity and particularly commercial shipping, including cruise ship tourism, cargo transportation and fishing vessels, is projected to increase substantially. There are evident risks to human safety and environmental security related to an increase of shipping in the Arctic. This report focues on how the Nordic countries can together work towards increase environmental security in Arctic waters and reduce risks associated with increased shipping activity in the region.

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Overview: Regulations and measures for reducing and mitigating risks and preventing environmental damage in Arctic waters

Regulations and measures taken with the aim of reducing and mitigating risks and preventing environmental damage in Arctic waters are only binding within the IMO framework, whereas the AC is a rule-shaping body that works to promote consensus among the Arctic states on international regulatory frameworks, including on the Arctic. The table below presents important agreements for regulation on both international and Arctic shipping (IMO Status of Conventions 2019).

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