April 2018

Anne and Rachael have just published their chapter, “Improving Public Participation in Greenland Extractive Industries” in Current Developments in Arctic Law, Vol V, a publication of the Arctic Law Thematic Network. The book, edited by Kamrul Hossain and Anna Petrétei, can be downloaded in its entirety, free of charge.


August 2017

Anne has written two chapters in a new book published by UCL Press. The book has the title 'Arcticness, Power and Voice from the North' and is a collection of articles from various disciplines, including geography, law and arts. It presents knowledge and thoughts from people in the Arctic, about the Arctic today. Anne's chapters are about what people in the Arctic have in common, respectively, about the impact of oil exploration on arctic societies when the investigation does not lead to industrial development. The book can be downloaded for free here:


June 2017

Anne has recently published an article on how policy, economy and technology development in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia affect implementation of renewable energy sources. The article here: How three key factors are driving and challenging implementation of renewable energy systems in remote Arctic communities.

Anne has published a workshop report on health and wellbeing in the Arctic together with six co-authors from the Fulbright Arctic Initiative: Community Wellbeing. The report presents the findings from a workshop held in Nuuk, October 2016 during the Nunamed conference.

Rachael has published a chapter on Indigenous Rights in the Marine Arctic in a new book exploring the regulation of Offshore Hydrocarbon Developments in the Arctic. Governance of Offshore Oil and Gas is edited by Cécile Pelaudeix and Ellen Margrethe Basse. It is published by Routledge and can be ordered directly from their website.


February 2017

Rachael has published a new article, entitled “Respectful Neighbourliness: the United Kingdom’s Arctic Approach”  examining the United Kingdom‘s Arctic policies in the 8th Yearbook of Polar Law. The Yearbook is an annual publication from Brill that includes the proceedings of the Polar Law Symposia, in this case, the 8th Symposium in Alaska. The 9th Polar Law Symposium was held in Akureyri in 2016 and the next Polar Law Symposium will be held in Rovaniemi in November 2017. The Yearbooks of Polar Law can be ordered from the Brill website


October 2016

Together with five coauthors, Anne has published a new article in the journal Regional Environmental Change (19 October 2016): "Why cumulative impacts assessments of hydrocarbon activities in the Arctic fail to meet their purpose". The article presents an analysis of environmental assessments conducted in relation to offshore hydrocarbon activities in Russia, Alaska, Canada, Norway and Greenland.

Rachael has published a paper in Japanese examining the impact of the Arctic Council on norms of environmental law in the Arctic in the Journal of International Cooperation Studies. It can be downloaded free of charge from the journal website


August 2016

Anne published a report, this month, presenting a comparative study of offshore environmental impact assessment legislation in Greenland, Denmark, Canada, Alaska and Norway. The report is in Danish, but includes a summary in Greenlandic and English. It can be downloaded free here:

As a part of the study, two workshops were undertaken involving stakeholders in Nuuk. Supplementary reports describing the planning and output of the workshops can be downloaded here: and here:


June 2016

Anne and Parnuna, together with Pelle Tejsner, Aarhus University, wrote a chapter for a report on human resources in Greenland: ’Sitting on gold and perspective on skills’, published by Greenland Perspective. Traditional Knowledge and Industrial Development: On the potential use of indigenous and local knowledge as a resource to assess competencies in Greenland.


May 2016

Anne wrote a short article for the journal Northern Public Affairs which was published May 1st.: Offshore oil exploration and impact assessment in Greenland gives a brief overview of the requirements and challenges when it comes to assessing impacts and securing local benefits.


April 2016

Rachael has recently published two new papers on Arctic affairs. The first, Environmental Governance through the Arctic Council: the Arctic Council as Initiator of Norms of International Environmental Law explores the role of the Arctic Council in developing environmental law in the Arctic Region. It is published as the first Working Paper of the new Polar Cooperation and Research Centre of Kobe University, Japan.

The second paper, Little Italy, Seeking a Niche in Arctic International Relations, was cowritten by with Federica Scarpa, an Italian anthropologist with a masters degree in Polar law. It reviews Italy‘s latest Arctic policy document which was released in December 2015 and evaluates, amongst other interests, Italy‘s emphasis on Arctic oil and gas and its promotion of Italian Oil Company, Eni.

Both papers can be downloaded free of charge from the links above.


March 2016

Rachael has recently published a chapter entitled "The Principle of ‘Full Reparation’ for Environmental Damage and Very Small States" in a new book. Rachael’s chapter explores the problems that would arise should Greenland face an overwhelming claim for reparation that would dwarf its small budget. The book is called "Responsibilities and Liabilities for Commercial Activity in the Arctic: The Example of Greenland" and it examines some of the legal aspects relating to responsibility and liability for natural resource activities, maritime transport and commercial activities in Greenland. The book‘s editors are Vibe Ulbeck, Anders Møllmann and Bent Ole Gram Mortensen and it is part of the series Routledge Research in International Environmental Law. The book was developed by the Faculty of Law and the CEVIA Institute, both of the University of Copenhagen.