Arctic Ecology

What does one need for a sustainable future?

  • Ian Lerche
  • Alice Newton
  • Bjorn Kjerfe
  • Nicolas A. Bellefontaine


The future sustainable development of the Arctic region and its environmental protection require cooperation. Perhaps the greatest challenge is to balance the needs of the local population and the need to maintain the pristine nature of the region against the degradation caused by anthropogenic pressures. Here a short discussion is given of a future that allows both economic exploitation but, at the same time, holds the development in check by balancing all requirements to the overarching good of the whole.