The Sea Ice Never Stops: Circumpolar Inuit Reflections on Sea Ice Use and Shipping in Inuit Nunaat.
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This report from the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) contributes to the ongoing work of the Sustainable Development Working Group and the Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment working groups of the Arctic Council. As a Permanent Participant at the Arctic Council, ICC speaks on behalf of all 160,000 Inuit living in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Russia. The health and well-being of Inuit are inextricably tied to the Arctic environment. For millennia, we have been stewards of the Arctic, and our culture and subsistence traditions reflect our deep knowledge and respect for the land. Climate change is already impacting Inuit livelihoods, as melting sea ice and less predictable weather make it harder to utilize traditional knowledge. Increasingly uncertain weather and unstable sea ice have made it harder and riskier for us to travel and hunt on the land, infringing on our human right to a healthy environment. Inuit from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Russia are deeply concerned .....
PublisherInuit Circumpolar Council
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)14.2
Essential Ocean Variables (EOV)Sea ice
Spatial CoverageArctic Region
CitationInuit Circumpolar Council (2014) The Sea Ice Never Stops: Circumpolar Inuit Reflections on Sea Ice Use and Shipping in Inuit Nunaat. Anchorage, AK, Inuit Circumpolar Council, 56pp. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-1258
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