The Arctic Melt: A revival of Cold War tensions between Russia and the US?

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, 11 September 2018
European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) , River Room, Strand Campus, Kings College London, United Kingdom

The 3rd energy talk in the 2018 series on Climate Change and Security will examine the security implications of opening up the Arctic. Over the past decade, the Arctic has experienced some of the most rapid climate changes on earth, almost twice the global average. As the Artic melts, many stakeholders are talking about the potential to unlock the vast tracts of petroleum not to mention opening the Arctic seaway to international traffic. Climate change has exacerbated already existing economic, military and environmental challenges to governing the region. This talk will focus on security issues associated with a melting Arctic

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