Copenhagen, Denmark

Arctic Climate Change Law and Governance

when 6 July 2023 - 14 July 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee DKK 7

The main objective of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the law and governance applicable in the Arctic in the face of climate change. Students will learn about the legal challenges presented in a warming Arctic and a broad set of legal and regulatory instruments that can be used to manage this highly dynamic environment, while being aware of different rights and interests at play.

Course leader

Course Coordinator:
Beatriz Martinez Romera

Target group

Master students

Course aim

- Knowledge of legal developments in Arctic governance in the face of climate change, including law-making processes (actors, instruments, principles)
- Knowledge of the complexity of framing climate change as a legal problem
- Knowledge of conflicts of interests in the Arctic and the ways in which they are (or fail to be) addressed under the current regulatory framework
- Skills to identify and discuss the potential and limitations of international law in addressing climate change
- Skills to respond to arguments and position themselves within the existing international law literature on Arctic regulation
- Competence to conceptualize the basic scientific dimensions of the impacts of activities and climate change in the Arctic
- Competence to critically analyse the potential of legal regimes to address climate change related effects in the Arctic
- Competence to critically reflect on possible future legal developments needed to balance the various interest at stake in a dynamic area
- Competence to identify the potential and limitations of the current regulatory framework in handling both short-and long-term impacts of climate change and industrial activity in the Arctic
temperature goals

Credits info

7.5 EC

Fee info

DKK 7: EU/EEA citizens 7.500 DKK
DKK 9: Non-EU/EEA citizens 9.375 DKK