The Arctic Region – European Interests and European Policy in the High North by Steffen Weber and Iulian Romanyshyn, International Reports, Berlin, May 16, 2012, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V.
The Arctic region is attracting more and more attention, due to the effects of climate change, the main trigger of developments. Its effects are of a larger scale than in other parts of the world. At the same time, those changes are affecting other regions, through rising sea levels on the one hand and consequences for adjacent regional climates on the other.
Global warming was a tipping point that triggered ever- increasing international concerns about Arctic developments far beyond existing regional cooperation.
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