Timo Koivurova has a multidisciplinary specialisation in Arctic law and government but has also conducted broader research on global law. Some of his research areas include e.g. the legal status of the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, regulations and politics regarding climate change in general and in the Arctic, regulating mining industry practices, Arctic immigration, the laws and politics surrounding the opening of the Arctic Ocean, the continued development of the Arctic Council as an intergovernmental forum, rapidly-changing geopolitical trends in the Arctic, both from a broader geopolitical perspective and also with a special focus on China's role in the region, and possibilities for an Arctic treaty. He has been involved as an expert in several international processes globally and in the Arctic region and has published on the above-mentioned topics extensively.
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