New knowledge about sustainability in the Arctic sees the light of day! In collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark, we have looked at language usage and its significance in relation to sustainable development in the Arctic in a policy context.

The analysis is based on the use of language and its significance in relation to sustainable development in the Arctic in a policy context. In the last 20 years, at least 50 political documents have been released describing strategic interests in the Arctic on various scales. The research, which is contextualized for the business community interested in sustainable business in the Arctic, stems from content and network analysis of various Arctic policy documents as well as dialogues promoted by the Arctic Consensus in the spring of 2021 with experts on the materials.

You can read the full analysis here.

About the analysis:

Sustainability and sustainable development are far from new concepts worldwide. As the epicenter of global climate change, the Arctic is at the heart of the debate on climate change. With the increasing international focus on the Arctic, sustainability and sustainable development also become priority on the agenda in the Arctic political and business environments.

Arctic Consensus has a desire to work with sustainability and seek knowledge about what sustainability is in an Arctic context. Therefore, in the spring of 2021, Arctic Consensus has entered into collaborations with various actors that have contributed to different insights and analysis on sustainability in the Arctic. This article centers around the collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark who has helped to prepare the analysis under the title “Views of Conservation and Development in the Arctic: Policy and Sustainable Development”.

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