Policy | VOL. 12, ISSUE 70, January-February 2012 |

Arctic Conventions

  The countries that surround the Arctic tend to commonly share its concerns. The region, like Antarctic is characterised by a policy for international cooperation and action. The much talked about Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS) is one such example. Adopted by the eight Arctic countries - Russia, the United States, Canada, Greenland or Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Finland - in Rovaniemi in 1991, AEPS aims to protect the Arctic ecosystems; to provide for the protection, enhancement, and restoration...

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