The Arctic is changing due to global warming. While this poses potential environmental risks, the region is also emerging as a new shipping route and an alternative source of energy supply. Recognizing the enormous potential of the region, both Arctic and non-Arctic countries are devoting increased attention to the use and development of the area. Korea, a non-littoral nation, also is moving quickly to involve itself in Arctic issues. Namely, it received permanent observer status at the Arctic Council in May 2013 and adopted the “Comprehensive Arctic Plan” in July.
In fact, participation in activities in the Arctic is an arduous task for a non-Arctic country under the current Arctic governance regime. However, Korea, an energy-and-trade-dependent economy, is seeing new opportunities, because the opening of the Arctic provides an irresistible attraction. In order to actively participate in the Arctic, Korea needs to take part in tackling relevant global issues, such as environmental protection and preservation, development of technology applicable to the Arctic, etc. as a member of the global community. Building and maintaining close relationships with relevant countries should be sought as well. (The rest omitted)
- 러시아의 북극개발전략과 한, 러 협력의 새로운 가능성(Russian Arctic development strategy and new possibility for Korea-Russia cooperation)
- 제성훈; 민지영
러시아의 북극개발전략과 한, 러 협력의 새로운 가능성(Russian Arctic development strategy and new possibility for Korea-Russia cooperation)
|Series Title; No||전략지역심층연구 / 13-08|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
|Subject||Government and Law < International Politics|