Enabling the adaptive co-management of social-ecological fjord systems in the Arctic
The Arctic plays a crucial role in regulating the earth’s climate. Hence, the impact of climate change on the Arctic has serious consequences to high latitude ecosystems and societies. The EU-funded FACE-IT project hypothesises that the biodiversity of Arctic coastal zones is changing in line with the rates of cryosphere changes. It also theorises that these changes have an impact on local communities, food production, livelihoods and other ecosystem services. The concept of FACE-IT rests on a comparison of selected Arctic fjord systems at different stages of cryosphere loss in Greenland, Svalbard and Finnmark, Northern Norway. In the face of rapid cryosphere and biodiversity changes, the project consequently aims to enable the adaptive co-management of social-ecological fjord systems in the region. This work will contribute towards the implementation of the new integrated EU policy for the Arctic.
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