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Supplementary conference reading material

The Arctic at the crossroads: cooperation or competition?

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Please note that this is not a recommended reading list produced by the Ditchley Foundation.

Conference participants are invited to recommend pre-conference reading materials relevant to the topic of this conference, and we are happy to post links to the items here for your reference. 


Pierre Lortie: The Arctic region at a crossroads. Discussion Paper, 16 January 2017


V. A. Kotelnikov et al: Arctic Region Environmental Safety, 2017


Warwick F. Vincent, Mickaël Lemay, and Michel Allard: Arctic permafrost landscapes in transition: Towards an integrated Earth system approach. Arctic Science, 2017 (submitted)


Warwick F. Vincent et al: Ecological Implications of Changes in the Arctic Cryosphere. AMBIO (2011) 40:87-99, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences 2012


Thad W. Allen, Christine Todd Whitman and Esther Brimmer: Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America's Fourth Coast. Independent Task Force Report No 75, Council on Foreign Relations, March 2017


B.P Kelly: Faster Glaciers and the Search for Faster Science. Arctic Report Card, 2016


SEARCH: Study of Arctic Environmental Change: Arctic Answers


The Economist: The Arctic: Polar Bare: The Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone. 29 April, 2017. (Copyrighted material. Please refer to original text.)


The Economist: Skating on thin ice: Efforts to limit global warming will not stop the Arctic melting. 29 April, 2017. (Copyrighted material. Please refer to original text.)


Gradinger, Rolf, Bodil A. Bluhm, Russell R. Hopcroft, Andrey V. Gebruk, Ksenia Kosobokova, Boris Sirenko and Jan Marcin Wesławski: "Marine life in the Arctic". Life in the World’s Oceans: Diversity, Distribution and Abundance. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford (2010): 183-202.


Pavel Gudev: Arctic Uncertainty. Russian Council on International Affairs, 27 April, 2015


Pavel Gudev: Conflicting Interests in Regulating Navigation in the Bering Strait. Russian Council on International Affairs, 8 October 2015


Mark Nuttall: Anticipation, climate change, and movement in Greenland. Études/Inuit/Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1, The Inuit and Climate change, 2010, pp 21-37, published by Université Laval


Valeriy A. Kryukov: Patterns of Investment in the Russian Onshore Arctic: An Area of Stable Growth? 2014


Lord Teverson, Jane Rumble, Dame Julia Slingo: The Future of the Arctic, FST Journal, Vol 21, Number 7, March 2016


House of Lords Select Committee on the Arctic: Responding to a changing Arctic, report of session 2014-15


Debate Summary: Responding to a changing Arctic, The House of Lords Arctic Select Committee Report. Held at The Royal Society on 4th November, 2015


Government Response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report HL 118 of Session 2014-15: Responding to a changing Arctic. Presented to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs by Command of Her Majesty July 2015


Dougal Goodman: Arctic opportunities and risks - keeping the licence to operate pp1-6; pp7-12; pp 13-18. Presentation to the House of Lords Select Committee on the Arctic, 1st July, 2014


Ed Struzik: The Arctic and Northern Dimensions of World Issues: Rapporteur's Report, 5-6 November 2010 Canada-UK Colloquium

Columbia Climate Center, Earth Institute, Columbia University: A 5 degrees C Arctic in a 2 degrees C world: challenges and recommendations for immediate action. Briefing paper for Arctic Science Ministerial, 28 September, 2016





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