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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in the Arctic

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Timo KoivurovaNorthern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland

ISBN13: 9780754622833
ISBN: 0754622835
Published: January 2004
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



This volume examines the norms of international law that apply to the planning stage of large-scale activities such as hydrocarbon exploitation, mineral extraction and forestry. These stationary activities (those that remain at a single location for a period of time), pose grave risks to the Arctic environment, since the development of technology has made it profitable to exploit natural resources even in such harsh regions.

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Contents:
Introduction: Approach to the thesis; Structure of the thesis. The Legal Status of the Arctic as a Physical Space: Territorial sovereignty over the physical space of the Arctic - Territorial sovereignty over land areas; Territorial sovereignty over maritime areas; Sectorial sovereignty over all areas.