Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Use in Arctic Shipping: Risks, Alternatives and Legal Options for a Phase-Out


By Sian Prior and Liana James Progress at the International Maritime Organization on a phase-out of the use of heavy

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Dispatch from the Official Home of Santa Claus: Interview with Finnish Entrepreneur Ilkka Länkinen


Next to its pristine nature and Northern Lights, Lapland is known for accommodating Santa Claus and his elves. In Rovaniemi

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Greenpeace vs Norway: Interview with Truls Gulowsen, Head of Greenpeace Norway


Truls Gulowsen, head of Greenpeace Norway, and Ingrid Skjoldvær, head of Nature and Youth,  file an unprecedented legal case against the

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What are the UK’s Interests in the Arctic?


The UK has been cautious in forming and enacting an Arctic strategy thus far. In many ways, this is unsurprising

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Building the Reykjavík Biodome: Interview with founder Hjördís Sigurdardóttir


Polar Research and Policy Initiative Fellow Thomas Bishop interviewed Hjördís Sigurðardóttir, Founder and CEO of Spor i Sandinn, about Aldin, Biodome Reykjavík. 

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The Implications of the United States-Canada Joint Arctic Leaders’ Statement


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the United States’ now former-President Barack Obama. Picture via US Embassy and Consulates, Canada. 2016 ended with one of

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Icebreakers: An Overview


As the Arctic ice cap retreats further north every summer, the Arctic Ocean becomes an ever more enticing area for

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Personnel is Policy: Tillerson, Trump’s Cabinet, and the Arctic


Donald Trump and Rex Tillerson. Picture via Don Emmert, Nicholas Kamm/Getty. When the Arctic Council meets in Fairbanks, Alaska, for the

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Lessons from Iceland: Kicking the fossil fuel addiction


When one thinks of the Arctic, certain words spring to mind: cold, dark and remote. For settlements in the far

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Whose Fish? Looking at Svalbard’s Fisheries Protection Zone


When looking at Svalbard, one needs to appreciate its history to understand the unique position that it holds in the

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