The new publication highlights the human security challenges in the Barents region

11.6.2018 10:57

The book gives a comprehensive analysis of vulnerabilities, challenges and needs that the Barents population experiences today or may encounter in the future. In the book, researchers provide recommendations for new strategies to tackle insecurity and improve the wellbeing of both indigenous and local communities.

The Arctic-Barents Region is facing numerous pressures, including the effect of environmental changes and extractive industrial developments, that affect human security challenges among local communities in the Barents region. The book Society, Environment and Human Security in the Arctic Barents Region, co-edited by Kamrul Hossain and Dorothée Cambou, analyzes the human security from environmental security, economic security, health, food, water, energy, communities, political security and digital security perspective. The human security framework has increasingly gained currency at the UN level since 1994 (UNDP) and the book analyses the formation, and promotion, of societal security within the context of the Arctic-Barents Region.

The book includes the contributions of a number of Arctic Centre researchers and associate members including Lassi Heininen, Sarah Mackie, Anna Petrétei, Susanna Pääkkölä, Dele Raheem, Antonia Sohns, Hanna Lempinen, Tahnee Prior, Giuseppe Amatulli, Joelle Klein and Mirva Salminen.

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More information:

Research Professor Kamrul Hossain
The Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law
Arctic Centre, University of Lapland
+358 40 484 4281, kamrul.hossain(at)

Dr Dorothée Cambou
University of Helsinki
+358 50 318 8175, dorothee.cambou(at)