Arctic Development

Arctic Development v2

Canada’s Arctic has experienced significant environmental changes as a result of warmer temperatures and less ice. These environmental changes present economic opportunities for resource extraction, tourism and shipping industries, but these opportunities are accompanied by risks. In the ESPG lab, we study the human and policy dimensions of climate change and in the Arctic Development research area we work collaboratively with community and Inuit groups, government partners and the private sector to examine how best to approach development opportunities to maximize benefits and create sustainable economic and environmental futures.

 

Arctic Development Projects

Change and Economic Development in Arctic Canada (CEDAC)

Change and Economic Development in Arctic Canada (CEDAC)

Examining What Successful Economic Development means in the Eyes of Inuit Living in Arctic Canada Primary Researchers: Kathryn Lupton The circumpolar Arctic is predicted to garner investments ranging from $100bn to 225bn over the next decade as...
Resource Development: a cast study in Pond Inlet, NU

Resource Development: a cast study in Pond Inlet, NU

Adapting to Rapid Environmental and Economic Change in Nunavut: How do local communities leverage opportunities to create economic self-sufficiency? Primary Researcher: Roger Ritsema (M.A.)   Environmental and economic change is happening...