‘Filling the Void’: Engaging Indigenous Peoples in Arctic Environmental Governance

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UNU-CRIS Policy Brief
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UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
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This policy brief contributes to the understanding of the roles of Indigenous Peoples' Organisations in the context-specific environmental governance challenges in the Arctic Region, and as a reference for designing long-term solutions and for advancing understanding and capacity for researchers and practitioners interested in the region through better and up-to-date knowledge.

The narratives presented in this policy brief also reflect gaps and needs in the existing Arctic environmental governance mechanisms, providing an overview of the existing modalities but demonstrating their limited or fragmented operational scope.

We also examine how the global agreements, institutions, and policies on environmental governance in this region provide a platform for global, regional, national, and inter-agency cooperation processes and policies.