Arctic Peoples Overlooked as GLACIER Conference Thaws Climate Discussions
Are climate discussions ignoring the self-determination of Arctic peoples?
On August 30–31, President Obama traveled to Alaska to address the U.S. State Department’s conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER), highlighting international and domestic priorities in the region. However, as politicians and activists seek to tackle the climate change challenges of the far North—rather than taking bold steps to curb emissions in other, more-consumptive regions of the world—the autonomy of Arctic peoples may be threatened. ….