Politics, energy & climate: Arctic week in review

On this week’s news round-up, we bring you some of your most read stories on Eye on the Arctic this week

Opinion and analysis overwhelmingly caught your attention in the first week of 2015:

– In Arctic Council: The evolving role of regions in Arctic governance, Heather Exner-Pirot, Managing editor of Arctic Yearbook, looks at  sub-national governments and whether they’re a missing link when it comes to international Arctic politics.

– A study in the science journal Nature recently looked at the cost of extracting fossil fuels on global temperatures. In Arctic oil and gas must stay in ground to restrict warming to 2°C says study Mia Bennett from the blog Cryopolitics looks what this could mean for people in Arctic regions like Greenland and Nunavut.

– And from Alaska Dispatch, a look at how oil price drops will effect the state’s tax revenues in World oil price decline siphons billions of dollars expected by Alaska

Those are the highlights from this week! We’ll be back on Monday with more stories and newsmakers from across the North.

Write to Eilís Quinn at eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca


Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn, Eye on the Arctic

Eilís Quinn is a journalist and manages Radio Canada International’s Eye on the Arctic news cooperation project.

Eilís has reported from the Arctic regions of all eight circumpolar countries and has produced numerous documentary and multimedia series about climate change and the issues facing Indigenous peoples in the North.

Her investigative report "Death in the Arctic: A community grieves, a father fights for change," about the violent death of Robert Adams, a 19-year-old Inuk man from Arctic Quebec, received an honourable mention for excellence in reporting on violence and trauma at the 2019 Dart Awards in New York City.

Her multimedia project on the health challenges in the Canadian Arctic, "Bridging the Divide," was a finalist at the 2012 Webby Awards.

Eilís has worked for media organizations in Canada and the United States and as a TV host for the Discovery/BBC Worldwide series "Best in China."

Twitter: @Arctic_EQ

Email: eilis.quinn(at)cbc.ca

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