05: An Icebreaker, International Law, and “Owning” the Arctic
Land, ice, and sea are not the only rapidly shifting elements of the Arctic. With increased political tensions rippling throughout the Arctic, international relations, governance, and decision making at all levels are all being forced to adapt. Here to share a fascinating and necessary perspective in the fifth episode of the SEARCH podcast is Betsy Baker, a SEARCH team member and former professor of law, who dedicated her career to understanding the intricacies of Arctic decision making and its impact on people and the environment. Mentioned in this episode:
- United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)
- SEARCH team co-chair Evan Bloom’s op-ed published in Arctic Today: “After a 6-month Arctic Council pause, it’s time to seek new paths forward” (7 September 2022).