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Pongrácz E. (2020) Sustainability in an Arctic Context: Resilience of the Arctic Marine Environment. In: Pongrácz E., Pavlov V., Hänninen N. (eds) Arctic Marine Sustainability. Springer Polar Sciences. Springer, Cham.

Sustainability in an arctic context : resilience of the arctic marine environment

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Author: Pongrácz, Eva1
Organizations: 1Water, Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2020
Publish Date: 2022-03-07


This chapter provides the theoretical basis of the book by outlining the framework of sustainability in an Arctic marine context. The chapter presents the Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal 14 on conserving and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources, as well as Arctic States’ commitments to goal 14. The chapter explains the sustainability framework conditions and the concept of resilience, in the context of the Arctic marine environment. The chapter further discusses the concerns of cumulative impacts to the Arctic marine environment from multiple and concurrent natural and human perturbations, and the consequent weakening of the resilience of Arctic marine environment. Finally, the chapter summarizes the status of processes that influence the resilience of Arctic marine ecosystems.

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Series: Springer polar sciences
ISSN: 2510-0475
ISSN-L: 2510-0475
ISBN: 978-3-030-28404-6
ISBN Print: 978-3-030-28403-9
Pages: 3 - 23
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-28404-6_1
Host publication: Arctic Marine Sustainability : Arctic Maritime Businesses and the Resilience of the Marine Environment
Host publication editor: Pongrácz, Eva
Pavlov, Victor
Hänninen, Niko
Type of Publication: B2 Book chapter
Field of Science: 1172 Environmental sciences
218 Environmental engineering
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