Societal impact of climate change and new Arctic shipping routes on shipping in Greenland

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According to the narratives transmitted through media and political discourse, climate change reduces the ice coverage in the Arctic and enhances shipping and other forms of maritime activities. Especially, expectations of an increasing level of transit shipping between Asian, especially Chinese, ports and ports in Europe and North America is dominant. Evidence, however, tells that the numbers of transit shipping through the Arctic Ocean are very limited, and dominated by European shipping companies. For Greenland, political expectations have also been high, since Greenland has been seen as "strategically" situated in relation to new shipping routes in the Arctic, But, again, the actual development has been moderate and not related to international transits but conditions in Greenland itself.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication Les routes maritimes arctiques: Vers une redéfinition des axes commerciaux? : Avec les contributions de Olga Alexeeva, Louis Aubert, Hervé Baudu, Uffe Jakobsen, Frédéric Lasserre & Thomas Viguer
EditorsYannis Bouland
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherInstitut d'Études de Géopolitique Appliquée
Publication date2021
Pages67-72
ISBN (Electronic)2739-3283
Publication statusPublished - 2021

    Research areas

  • Faculty of Social Sciences - Arctic, Greenland, Climate change, Shipping routes, Maritime security, Political discourse

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