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Diplomacy on IceEnergy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic$
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Rebecca Pincus and Saleem H. Ali

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780300205169

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300205169.001.0001

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Polar Environmental Governance and Nonstate Actors

Polar Environmental Governance and Nonstate Actors

(p.13) 1. Polar Environmental Governance and Nonstate Actors
Diplomacy on Ice

Sébastien Duyck

Yale University Press

The role of nonstate actors in polar governance is complex. In Antarctica, the private sector managed to successfully avoid regulation of tourism under the Antarctic Treaty System through self-regulation of the tourism industry for a long time. On the other hand, in the Arctic, indigenous peoples’ organizations and local governments were explicitly recognized in regional forums for cooperation, through the establishment of innovative mechanisms for their participation, for example, in the Arctic Council as permanent observers. Recognizing the critical role of nonstate actors in protecting polar regions sometimes means crafting special statuses in environmental governance regimes. However, the growing pressure from climate change and increasing interest in both polar regions has complicated this practice. This chapter examines the role of nonstate actors in polar environmental governance and addresses the ways in which nonstate actors can participate in governance practice.

Keywords:   nonstate actors, nongovernmental organizations/NGOs, polar governance, Antarctic Treaty System, Arctic Council, Arctic, observer status, permanent observer

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