Cristin-resultat-ID: 2041825
Sist endret: 8. november 2022, 13:38
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2022
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2022

Global governance in Arctic waters – new times. new stressors. catching up with pharmaceuticals

Bidragsytere:
  • Emily Christine Cowan
  • Thea Lurås Oftebro
  • Roland Kallenborn
  • Geir Wing Gabrielsen
  • Ida Beathe Øverjordet og
  • Rachel Gjelsvik Tiller

Tidsskrift

The Polar Journal
ISSN 2154-896X
e-ISSN 2154-8978
NVI-nivå 1

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2022

Importkilder

Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85135584129

Klassifisering

Vitenskapsdisipliner

Økotoksikologi

Emneord

Biodiversitet • Miljøgifter i Arktis • Forurensing

Beskrivelse Beskrivelse

Tittel

Global governance in Arctic waters – new times. new stressors. catching up with pharmaceuticals

Sammendrag

Arctic ecosystems are increasingly under pressure, not only from climatic stressors, resource extraction, and long-range transport of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), but also from an increased use and subsequent release of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCP). In Svalbard, an archipelago under Norwegian sovereignty in the High North, urbanisation and expanded tourism has exacerbated the issue of PPCPs accumulation in the region. The primary source of its release into aquatic ecosystems stems from untreated sewage and lack of Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs). This study applies the research surrounding sources of hazardous bioaccumulation and examines mitigation alternatives for PPCPs within a governance framework since today, few regulations regarding human waste disposal are enforced in the Arctic. We held in-depth interviews and a participatory stakeholder workshop in Longyearbyen and Ny-Ålesund in 2021 to learn from experts about their perceptions of challenges, opportunities and synergies in terms of PPCP governance in Svalbard. This study found that overall, governance is servery lacking at all levels of analysis, from local to global, to prevent the harmful release of PPCPs in the waters and environment surrounding Svalbard. An inclusive approach with co-production of policy options is necessary to find a suite of solutions that will ensure that this new emerging environmental threat is handled so that Arctic biodiversity is protected against it.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Emily Christine Cowan

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Klima og miljø ved SINTEF Ocean

Thea Lurås Oftebro

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Klima og miljø ved SINTEF Ocean
Aktiv cristin-person

Roland Kallenborn

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Avdeling for arktisk teknologi ved Universitetssenteret på Svalbard

Geir Wing Gabrielsen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Forskningsavdelingen ved Norsk Polarinstitutt

Ida Beathe Øverjordet

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Klima og miljø ved SINTEF Ocean
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