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Ethical Challenges Facing Greenland in the Present Era of Globalization: Towards Global Responsibility

Author(s): Jacob Dahl Rendtorff

Journal: Nordicum-Mediterraneum
ISSN 1670-6242

Volume: 8;
Issue: 2;
Start page: A8;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: Arctic | Denmark | Greenland | ethics | economy | development | decolonization | independence | autonomy | responsibility

Recently, the developments of ethics and politics in the Arctic region have again become an issue for international discussion. One main issue is the problem of climate change and sustainability of the Arctic region. This problem is linked to the issue of exploitation of natural resources in the Arctic region, not at least in Greenland. Indeed, the general issue is how we should define ethics of the environment and sustainability as a general principle for the Arctic region. It is important to discuss what is at stake and how we define the problem in relation to the different participating stakeholders. This paper deals with these problems as a case for global ethics and it proposes a vision of ethical and political responsibility for sustainable development in order to deal with such problems.
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