Arctic nations square up as clamour for resources grows

Michael Byers, the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at UBC, spoke to The Guardian for a story on how nations are increasingly exploiting the Arctic.

“Arctic environmental protection is currently determined by individual nations, by politicians who often meet far from its borders: in Moscow, Copenhagen and Washington,” Byers said. “They have very different levels of commitment to protecting the environment – with Russia at the bottom and the Nordic nations at the top.”