Polar Diplomacy in an Age of Climate Change and Energy Dependence – The Role of Greenland in Dealing with China in the Arctic

Polar Diplomacy in an Age of Climate Change and Energy Dependence – The Role of Greenland in... The Yearbook of Polar Law IV (2012): 305­311 Damien Degeorges* The Arctic is no longer of interest for scientists only. A clear shift occurred with the consequences of climate change, the melting of ice and a growing demand of natural resources. At the same time, the region offfers a unique opportunity to further engage growing economies like China on climate research through international cooperation. That is in a mutual interest in order to get the best data to adapt to climate change and find a creative way to resolve the global climate challenge. "Creative diplomacy"1 can be applied in the Arctic. Without being a power, Greenland has both the climate "laboratory" that is needed to further engage large CO2-emitters and resource consumers into international cooperation on polar research as well as the strategic resources ­ particularly Rare Earth Elements (REE) ­ that are needed to secure global green growth. In both cases, China is a key issue, being the largest CO2-emmitter and having a quasi-monopoly on the world's REE-production. Greenland becomes an important issue in that context. The self-ruled territory is in a state-building process and a potential Greenlandic state would need to have a strong enough "back" http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Yearbook of Polar Law Online Brill

Polar Diplomacy in an Age of Climate Change and Energy Dependence – The Role of Greenland in Dealing with China in the Arctic

The Yearbook of Polar Law Online, Volume 4 (1): 305 – Jan 1, 2012

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Brill
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Copyright 2012 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1876-8814
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2211-6427
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10.1163/22116427-91000095
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The Yearbook of Polar Law IV (2012): 305­311 Damien Degeorges* The Arctic is no longer of interest for scientists only. A clear shift occurred with the consequences of climate change, the melting of ice and a growing demand of natural resources. At the same time, the region offfers a unique opportunity to further engage growing economies like China on climate research through international cooperation. That is in a mutual interest in order to get the best data to adapt to climate change and find a creative way to resolve the global climate challenge. "Creative diplomacy"1 can be applied in the Arctic. Without being a power, Greenland has both the climate "laboratory" that is needed to further engage large CO2-emitters and resource consumers into international cooperation on polar research as well as the strategic resources ­ particularly Rare Earth Elements (REE) ­ that are needed to secure global green growth. In both cases, China is a key issue, being the largest CO2-emmitter and having a quasi-monopoly on the world's REE-production. Greenland becomes an important issue in that context. The self-ruled territory is in a state-building process and a potential Greenlandic state would need to have a strong enough "back"

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Published: Jan 1, 2012

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