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UCL Arctic Resource Futures Seminar – 21st October 2015

Arctic Resource Futures Seminar

UCL, Gustav Tuck Lecture Theatre, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 from 18:00 to 19:00



globalClimate change is opening up the Arctic for exploitation by the world–or so we are told. But what do we really know about resource opportunities in the far north and the difficulties faced in Arctic conditions? What about the people who live in the region who have rights and interests? This panel explores opportunities and limitations regarding the so-called ‘Arctic Gold Rush’.



Emma Wilson, ECW Energy – ‘Corporate Responsibility in Arctic Oil and Gas’

James Van Alstine, Leeds University – ‘Resource Frontiers: Comparing Greenland and East Africa’

Jill Barrett, British Institute of International and Comparative Law – ‘Non-Arctic States in the Arctic Council’

Darren McCauley, University of St Andrews – ‘Reframing energy decisions in the Arctic as justice concerns’

Chair: Dr Ilan Kelman, UCL Institute of Risk and Disaster Reduction, UCL Institute for Global Health and GGI Thematic Research Director for Global Environmental Sustainability

The talks will be followed by a Q&A session.