Race to the Arctic: Climate change and Security
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About the Event
Background: The climate change processes keep accelerating. This is seen nowhere as clear as in the Arctic region. Besides the obvious consequences such as melting ice caps and disruptions in the eco system, there is a security aspect to the issue. Higher temperatures means less sea ice, which in turn means that new fairways become accessible. Less permafrost means that gas, minerals and other natural resources that were previously inaccessible now are. These factors create incentives for military activity in a previously peaceful region.
The lecture: The lecture will focus on the new Arctic security paradigms, such as the roles of Russia and USA as well as China. What do global superpowers seek in the region? What are the consequences of their actions when it comes to both global security and climate? And what does the future hold?
The Speaker: Dr. Lassi Heininen is Professor (emeritus) of Arctic Politics at the University of Lapland, Finland and Chair of the Global Arctic Mission Council of Arctic Circle
This lecture will be held:
Time: 15:00 Swedish time
Place: Zoom (Link soon to be added)