The Impact of Energy Development on the Emergence of an Arctic Practice: Navigation issues and Sovereignty
Article from: OGEL 2 (2016), in Polar Energy Law (Arctic, Antarctic)
The estimations of oil and natural gas deposits in the Arctic region and the opening of the two promising maritime routes, the Northwest and the Northeast Passages, consequences of the melt of the Arctic ice, have turned the world attention towards this fragile region. The increase of navigation and energy developments pose environmental risks concerning the entire international community. Yet, the five bordering states have tried to restrain any international interference, controlling the waters and deciding of the future of the region. This study seeks to demonstrate how a regional ...