Arctic, SIDS, climate change, global greenhouse gas emissions, equity, vulnerability, development, human rights
This article explores some of the similarities between the Arctic and Small Island Developing States (“SIDS”) as they confront the challenge of climate change. Both regions have been identified as the most vulnerable to climate change effects yet they contributed least to global greenhouse gas emissions. Responses to the effects of climate change raise important questions of equity. The Article examines how this equity is being addressed, both legally and politically, through an example of human rights challenge in the Arctic and the development of an alliance between the Arctic and SIDS called Many Strong Voices.
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