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Local knowledge and resource management: On the use of indigenous and local knowledge to document and manage natural resources in the Arctic
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2015 (English)Book (Other academic)
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The climate is changing, and the people in the Arctic are facing huge challenges. Many rely on natural resources for both subsistence and income. Successful adaptation to climate change and the sustainable use of resources require observation of the environment. Scientific knowledge of the environment is incomplete, and conventional scientific monitoring is logistically difficult. Arctic citizens observe the environment all year-round. Their observations and knowledge are, however, not systematically used in the political decision process. An international symposium was therefore organized to encourage Arctic cooperation, and to exchange experiences, on the use of citizens’ knowledge and observations to document natural resources and inform the political process. The meeting drew participants from all the Arctic countries. Their discussions and conclusions are presented in this report.

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Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd, 2015. , 84 p.
TemaNord, ISSN 0908-6692 ; 2015:506
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Social Sciences Natural Sciences
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Democracy; Interior and security policies; Globalisation; Northern Dimension; Leisure time; Art and Culture; Museums and cultural heritage; Vocational training; Research; Innovation; Language; Environment; Marine environment; Rural environment; Genetic resources; Climate; Nature; Animal life; Sustainable development; Green growth; Business; Turism; Forestry; Fisheries; Agriculture; Regional policy; Food; Energy; Welfare; Health; Human Rights; Barents Region; Arctic; Russia; European Union
URN: urn:nbn:se:norden:org:diva-3845DOI: 10.6027/TN2015-506ISBN: 978-92-893-3921-6ISBN: 978-92-893-3923-0ISBN: 978-92-893-3922-3OAI: diva2:791816
Available from: 2015-03-02 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2015-03-30Bibliographically approved

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