Published 2024

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Publication details

Journal : Journal of Land Use Science , vol. 19 , p. 150–169–19 , 2024

Publisher : Taylor & Francis

International Standard Numbers :
Printed : 1747-423X
Electronic : 1747-4248

Publication type : Academic article

Contributors : Nygaard, Vigdis; Engen, Sigrid; Suopajärvi, Leena; Edvardsdóttir, Anna Guðrún; Iversen, Audun; Bogadóttir, R.; Tuulentie, Seija; Bjerke, Jarle Werner; Rautio, Pasi; Elomina, Jerbelle; Miettinen, J.

Issue : 1

Research areas

Food systems

Resource management

Societal impact

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Natural resource-based industries in the European Arctic operate in an increasingly competitive and globalized Arctic. Knowledge of key drivers and their industrial impacts provide industries, companies, communities, and decision-makers at multiple levels with information on how to plan, manage and collaborate for the future. In this study, we explore the global drivers that affect key industries in the European Arctic – aquaculture, forestry, mining and tourism – and what impacts these drivers have on the specific industries. The study identifies eight common global drivers affecting all four industries, after applying thematic analysis of an extensive interview material with national industrial specialists in the European Arctic countries and at EU level. The global drivers identified, impact the development of key industries in the European Arctic differently and point to context-specific developments as well as a considerable uncertainty what the future holds. Global drivers; European Arctic; industry-specific impacts