UDC 327:551.588(98)
Biblid: 0543-3657, 65 (2014)
Vol. 65, No 1153-1154, pp. 128-139
DOI:

Original scientific paper
Received: 20 Feb 2014
Accepted: 20 Mar 2014

CHARACTERISTICS AND IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE ARCTIC ON INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Radaković Dr Milovan (Milovan Radaković, naučni saradnik, Institut za međunarodnu politiku i privredu, Beograd), mradakovic@diplomacy.bg.ac.rs

Global climate change will have its impact on international relations. The biggest consequences will certainly be in the regions of the North and South Pole. When it comes to the Arctic, these changes will take place in several dimensions. The first one is of course, security. The borders of the Arctic states have almost been impassable that for low temperatures, snow and ice might in the near future become standard borders by their characteristics. Another dimension is resources. In the Arctic, there are large amounts of energy substances and minerals, which have not yet been exploited. Finally, another dimension that will bring climate change to the Arctic will be the traffic component. Warmer climate and currents of the land and the sea in this part of the world will open new trade and travel routes.

Keywords: Arctic, climate change, territorial disputes, Russia, USA, Canada, EU, China, resources, safety, traffic, international relations