Commentary: “Next step for the EU? Reducing its own Arctic Footprint” by Sandra Cavalieri

Commentary: “Next step for the EU? Reducing its own Arctic Footprint” by Sandra Cavalieri

Commentary (November 2011) by Sandra Cavalieri, Senior Fellow and Coordinator for the Arctic and Transatlantic programs at the Ecologic Institute, Berlin

Since 2007, when Arctic sea-ice cover reached a record low, the EU has focused increased attention on Arctic issues. The following brief discusses next steps for the European Union (EU), suggesting that its greatest influence could be gained through implementation of policies and measures to reduce its own Arctic environmental footprint.

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